How to decrease road fatalities
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.