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 South Africa has an annual road death toll that's significantly higher than the world average. It's also higher than the African average.

According to the Automobile Association of South Africa (AA), South Africa's road deaths – averaging 14,000 people per year – are 'a national crisis'.

Over the holidays, in particular, serious road accidents are a daily occurrence.

Over the 2021/2022 festive season alone, 1,685 people died in road accidents on South Africa's roads. Many more people were seriously injured. The country's annual average is eight times higher. South African road traffic deaths have been linked to 'unacceptable speeds'.

And the highest number of deaths in 2018 was at the end of a three-day holiday period – when traffic accidents were common. In the second week of December, 8,847 people – one-third of them children – died on the nation's highways and on its motorways. While many of these fatalities are avoidable, the AA says it is a cause for concern.

'The issue is not road safety, but that people are not making the effort to drive safely,' says Mr David Mabuza, vice-president of South African. Mr Mabuza says 'we must ensure that everyone has the opportunity to pass our roads safely'.

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