1,448 road deaths recorded over festive season

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has released the 2020 festive season road statistics. Sadly, the country recorded 1,448 fatalities from 1,210 crashes. eNCA's Michael Appel has more on this. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has released the 2020 festive season road statistics.

The country recorded 1,448 fatalities from 1,210 crashes.

READ: 690 people died on SA roads since 1 December: Mbalula

This represents a 7 percent decline in fatalities and a 10.3 percent decline in crashes, year-on-year.

The highest number of crashes and fatalities occurred on the N3 near Harrismith, N2 near Idutywa, N1 near Modimolle, R37 Mecklenburg and N12 near Potchefstroom.

WATCH: Mbalula releases 2020 festive season statistics

Over 500 traffic officers tested positive for COVID-19 and 33 have died.

Mbalula said the COVID-19 vaccine will be given to taxi drivers, metro police officers and other frontline workers.

The department is currently preparing for the Easter peak travel period.

Source
eNCA

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