The Western Cape Department of Transport
and Public Works today said the recent suggestions of under-reporting of road
deaths in the country by the Department and RTMC have came under the
MEC of Transport and Public Works Robin
Carlisle said for many years he has warned against this form of reporting by
the RTMC which is in fact an inaccurate representation of the deaths on our
Ministerial Spokesperson Sipheshile Dube
said that the departments’ road safety efforts through safely home are driven
by the factual analysis based on road death figures which the department
receives from the forensic pathology services based at the provincial
department of health.
Dube adds that these statistics are sourced
from 18 mortuaries across the province and are reliable, informative and
accurate and this is the system that the department has been utilising since
Dube furthermore said that through this
system and through this kind of information that the department has gathered
from this system the Western Cape has been able to
reduce the road deaths by 29% since 2008.
adds the reduction is unmatched to any where else in the country, let alone
probably even the rest of the world.
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