We must hold each other ac­count­able

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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.

PHOTO: ALET PRE­TO­RIUS

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

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