Friday, November 30, 2012

MEC of Transport expresses concern at the increase of motorcyclist’s deaths on our roads

Imogen Vollenhoven
30 November 2012

MEC of Transport and Public Works Robin Carlisle has expressed his growing concern at the increase of motorcyclists who are killed on the road.

 MEC Carlisle said while the overall road deaths had declined by 28 percent over the last three years, motor cycle deaths has increased by 11 percent.

 MEC Carlisle’s spokesperson Siphesihle Dube said that the figures for October 2012 show that this alarming trend in on the increase with 12 motorcyclists dying in October 2012 compared to only two motorcyclists dying in the same frame of 2011.

He adds that half of motorcyclists deaths occur in the Cape Town Metropolitan area and also over 200 cyclist have died on the roads over the past three years, in par with the amount of increase of motorcyclists but also too many of the motorists are not sufficiently alert of both cyclist and  motorcyclists on the road.

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