City shows good Easter road stats
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