Tuesday, September 14, 2010

South African road statistics still very high

Lusanda Bill
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”.


At Thursday, 14 October, 2010, Blogger The Rooster said...

Dumbest statistic ever. If you have a 50% chance of arriving at your destination alive and 40 people die in accidents every year, then that means only 80 people use cars everyday. Where do peopel come up with this idiocy ?


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