City shows good Easter road stats

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO NEWS - Or­rin Singh

THE City of uMhathuze is ex­pected to have min­i­mal neg­a­tive im­pact on the pro­vin­cial Easter road ac­ci­dent sta­tis­tics, which will soon be re­leased by the De­part­ment of Trans­port.

Ac­cord­ing to a num­ber of sources, de­spite two fa­tal­i­ties in an ac­ci­dent on the R102 on Mon­day night and a num­ber of in­juries in a crash be­tween a taxi and bakkie at Ma­holo­holo in eSikhaleni on Good Fri­day, mo­torists within the City were on their best be­hav­iour this Easter.

Ac­cord­ing to the Road Traf­fic Man­age­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (RTMC) at least 10 000 traf­fic of­fences were com­mit­ted on the coun­try’s roads over the long week­end.

More than 4 000 driv­ers were caught speed­ing on South Africa’s roads, while al­most 2 000 mo­torists were nabbed for driv­ing un­li­cenced ve­hi­cles, about the same num­ber caught for driv­ing with­out their driver’s li­cence.

At least 1 400 mo­torists were caught driv­ing with­out their seat­belts and some 900 fined for driv­ing ve­hi­cles with worn tyres.

KZN De­part­ment of Trans­port spokesper­son, Kwanele Ncalane said Trans­port MEC, Mx­olisi Kaunda, was this week briefed on the Easter traf­fic report.

On Fri­day a crash be­tween a taxi and a bakkie at Ma­holo­holo saw at least 16 peo­ple in­jured and trans­ported to hos­pi­tal.

Mean­while two young adults were killed on Mon­day night on the R102 after the driver of the ve­hi­cle lost control and veered off the road near the McCarthy Toy­ota traf­fic cir­cle in Em­pan­geni.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports a Hyundai i20 Grand, with three oc­cu­pants, at­tempted to over­take a white Toy­ota Corolla while en­ter­ing Em­pan­geni on the R102.

The driver of the i20 clipped the Toy­ota Corolla be­fore los­ing control of the ve­hi­cle and crash­ing into a pal­isade wall.

The driver was in­jured while his two pas­sen­gers died on im­pact.

The man­gled gun metal Hyundi i20 Grand in which an ac­ci­dent claimed two lives on Mon­day night on the R102 Or­rin Singh

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