EASTER HOLIDAY CAR COLLISIONS CLAIM 510 LIVES
TRANSPORT Minister Blade Nzimande has announced that 510 people died on South African roads over the Easter holidays.
This is a 14% increase from last year’s figure of 449. The accidents were recorded between March 29 and April 9.
The highest increases in fatalities were recorded in the Northern Cape, North West and Limpopo.
Nzimande announced the preliminary statistics at Parliament yesterday, accompanied by law enforcement officials.
Over 18 900 law-enforcement officers countrywide were deployed over the long weekend, especially in areas with high accident rates. — News24.