How to de­crease road fa­tal­i­ties

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A Jeph­son West­ern Cape Stop taxi law­less­ness! Traf­fic of­fi­cers do noth­ing about taxis break­ing ev­ery road rule right in front of them, as wit­nessed by my­self daily on Cape Town’s roads. Parks Ko Free State The fail­ure of gov­ern­ment to main­tain the roads is caus­ing road ac­ci­dents and deaths. The pot­holes are not fixed, our roads are too busy and lanes are too nar­row. Look at the R76 road between Orkney and Kroon­stad, the R59 between Viljoen­skroon and Bothav­ille, and the main road between Kgot­song and Bothav­ille that joins the R76 to Kroon­stad. David Lim­popo I think gov­ern­ment must deal with the traf­fic depart­ment. Peo­ple pay bribes for ev­ery­thing. If these can be dealt with, there could be an im­prove­ment, and it is not a dif­fi­cult thing in this time of tech­nol­ogy. Gov­ern­ment is turn­ing a blind eye to this be­cause it ig­nores cor­rup­tion re­ports. How do you let some­one drive on the road with­out know­ing the street signs? Greed and cor­rup­tion. I sug­gest it ded­i­cates a spe­cial or in­de­pen­dent cor­rup­tion unit and in­tro­duces elec­tronic sys­tems to cap­ture such hap­pen­ings at sta­tions and on the roads, and act on them. It’s enough. Don’t solely blame driv­ers. King via SMS The taxi driv­ers cause most of the ac­ci­dents on the road. Dis­ci­pline needs to be im­ple­mented with them first. They do what­ever they want. And the po­lice must try to as­sist, but, yes, they can­not be ev­ery­where at once. I feel so sad when fam­i­lies die in a taxi ac­ci­dent, es­pe­cially chil­dren. Please, Mr Pres­i­dent, is­sue rules for taxi driv­ers. I wish you good luck.

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