The Easter road death toll has dropped drastically. 28 people lost their lives on the road compared to last year's 162. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula revealed the numbers today.
JOHANNESBURG - Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula announced the Easter weekend's road statistic on Friday.
This year’s Easter holidays came against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic which led to a nationwide lockdown.
All the fatalities were pedestrians.
The minister said there has been 70 percent reduction of cars on South African roads.
Over Easter weekend, a total of 104,140 vehicles were stopped and checked at roadblocks.
The number of vehicles impounded was 236 with 171 vehicles discontinued due to unroadworthiness.