The death toll on the country’s roads is still rising, and only in Northern Transvaal, more than 100 people have died in road accidents.
Particularly unroadworthy vehicles, reckless drivers especially taxis, and drunk drivers are responsible for accidents. Pedestrians also do not obey traffic rules and walk where they want and where it is unsafe, and it leads to a lot of crashes.
More than 160 drunken drivers have already been arrested, and roadblocks are still being planned.
Ten people have died on the Western Cape roads over the Christmas weekend.
According to the Metropolitan Police, Johannesburg also has a “shocking number of drunken drivers” on the city’s roads. More than 520 motorists were arrested during the long weekend because they drove under the influence of alcohol, and since the beginning of the month, more than 1 200 drunken drivers have been arrested.
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