South African road statistics still very high
14 September 2010
There is a 50 percent chance that a motorist would be killed in an accident while driving in South Africa, the Road Traffic Management Corporation said today.
Although deaths on the South African roads are decreasing every year, the number of deaths on the roads is still alarming.
Road Traffic Management Corporation Spokesperson Ashref Ishmail said “On average between 35 and 40 people lose their lives on our roads every day. In South Africa unfortunately when you get into your vehicle there is a 50 percent chance you will not make it to your destination.
What is frightening is that at the end of the day it is a behavioural problem with regards to people’s perceptions and attitudes. Clearly if we can get that right I am almost sure we will begin to see the change we so desperately need on our roads”.