We must hold each other accountable
Refilwe Harvey via SMS think government should have a simple number for people to SMS (and we should advertise this number often on TV, on social media, and so on) when we notice reckless driving.
People will give the details of the car and the road the car is travelling on, then traffic officials can quickly be dispatched to that road. I think we need to start holding each other accountable.
IDC Mathibela Kimberley, Northern Cape
Ban driving during the Xmas season for the next three years or reduce festive season holidays, and then assess road accidents. Theo Heffer via SMS
Cancel all hypocritical radio and press campaigns before Easter, the “festive season” and other “long” weekends. Use the savings to enforce even the simplest rules of the road. A radical change, but worth the effort, I’m sure! Fred Prinsloo via SMS
Law enforcement officers are only on the road in December and not the rest of the year. Ricardo Cossa via SMS
South Africa is the economic powerhouse in Africa – it can well afford to hire Australian transport officials since they have zero harm there all year round. My heart is hurting because of lives being lost so needlessly. Qiqa Madikida via SMS
Improve police visibility and law enforcement. Critical posts for traffic jobs must be filled.
CARNAGE About 60 vehicles were involved in this crash on the N12-N4 split in Emalahleni in June. Hundreds of people die on our roads during the festive season, and many more die all year long