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Mbalula Reveals that more than 1 400 people have died on the roads during festive season

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has revealed that there has been more than 1 400 people who lost their lives during festive season.

Most of the deaths happened during the week of 15 to 21 December and that of 22 to 28 December which where mostly during the evening hours, Gauteng has reported more deaths than other province and is the only province to have increased fatalities compared to that of previous festive season. Pedestrian fatalities are still of a major concern as they continue to rise.

In terms of speeding he has mentioned two notable events which include a VW Golf 7 driver who was arrested after traveling at 238km/h on the N1 in Wierdabrug in Gauteng and that of a Subaru driver who was also arrested after driving at 233km/h on the N4 in Bronkhorstspruit. The drunk driver incident which is bit shocking is of the driver who had alcohol level that are 16.6 times above that of the allowed. limit.

source: https://www.news24.com/news24/southafrica/news/more-than-1-400-people-died-on-sa-roads-during-festive-season-most-deaths-in-gauteng-mbalula-20230117

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