Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says pedestrians are among the biggest contributors to road fatalities in South Africa. Mbalula was addressing the media in Durban during the Hoot for Life campaign, which is aimed at encouraging road safety awareness during the festive season. Mbalula has implored people to drink responsibly.
“Every year, the biggest contributor to road fatalities is the pedestrians. That is why we are in the township because we tend to ignore people here. They cross the road illegally and they get themselves in trouble and people die. But on the road this far, the message has been magnificent.
Earlier in the month, KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Transport, Community Safety, and Liaison Bheki Ntuli officially launched the Festive Season Integrated Law Enforcement Safety Plan.
Traffic volumes at tolls in KwaZulu-Natal remain high as holidaymakers travel in and out of the province.
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