Mbalula: We’ve met our target to decrease road fatalities by 10%

PRETORIA - Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula on Thursday said the department had met its target to decrease road fatalities by 10%.Mbalula and officials from the Road Traffic Management Corporation addressed the media on the festive season road safety. The minister said the number of fatalities between 1 December and 15 January had decreased from almost 1,800 last year to over 1,600 this year.#RoadSafety Mbalula: the number of people who lose their lives on our roads is still alarmingly high and costs our economy about R167 Billion. KM-- EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) January 23, 2020He said Gauteng and Limpopo were the only provinces that had an increase in road deaths.Mbalula said over 9,000 motorists were arrested for offences including drunk driving, speeding, and reckless and negligent driving.#RoadSaety Mbalula: Our analysis demonstrates that the main cause of fatal accidents were pedestrians.

They accounted for 40% of the deaths.

KM-- EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) January 23, 2020

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