- Over 650 died in February
March 5 th, 2015
Johannesburg – From the information given by police and traffic authorities, the statistics revealed that over 650 people died on SA's roads in February. The death toll from 578 crashes, according to reports of the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) was recorded between 1 and 27 February. Gauteng recorded the highest number of accidents with 128 crashes with 136 deaths. KZN was second highest (94 crashes, 102 deaths) followed by Mpumalanga (73 crashes, 93 deaths), Eastern Cape (78 crashes, 83 deaths), Limpopo (64 crashes, 80 deaths), Western Cape (49 crashes, 49 deaths), Free State (41 crashes, 46 deaths), North West (37 crashes, 44 deaths) and Northern Cape (14 crashes, 20 deaths). Traffic police visibility and 365 road safety plan has been implemented. Cell phone use while driving and drunk driving are the most recorded causes of accidents.
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