AA sees no drop in deaths
THE Autombile Association said the holiday season will again see as many deaths on the roads in South Africa as in previous years unless long-documented road safety management strategies are put in place to ensure safer road conditions.
These include, amongst others, better road management plans, safer vehicles, and safer road users.
The AA said both drivers and government need to follow the rules. “Not enough road users follow the rules. On a daily basis we all see drivers whose tyres are in a poor condition, who use their cellphones while driving, who don’t buckle up or who don’t obey the speed limit, or indeed any rules of the road.”
It is also critical, the AA said, that proper statistics on road fatalities and crashes be provided across the country as this will provide a clear indication of where interventions are most needed.
“We are concerned that crashes and fatalities will remain high unless urgent action is taken,” the AA said.
— Wheels Reporter.