During the 2017/18 festive season, pedestrian deaths were the biggest contributor to the period’s road death toll. ADVOCATE Johan Jonck of Arrive Alive said the reason for these accidents are two-fold and can range from badly lit roads to motorists who are not focused.
“Motorists are not focusing enough on the roads, maybe travelling at times when they are fatigued and are not seeing the pedestrians.
“At other times, pedestrians are not making themselves seen … we also find pedestrians crossing over roads they should not be crossing over,” he said.
Jonck said while drivers should limit cell phone use while driving, pedestrians should also limit distractive activities.
He said the rise in the use of personal electronics was the main ingredient in the recipe for disaster.
“When pedestrians are using mobile cell phones, distracted attention may in