New road safety plans

Future road safety plans will be adapted to ensure closer alignment between provinces and national agencies responsible for enforcement and awareness, said Transport Minister Nzimande when he released the 2018 Easter road statistics. A total of 510 lives were lost on the roads. This represents an increase of 14% from the comparable period last year. Dr Nzimande said the Road Traffic Management Corporation and the provinces will use the data to develop a road safety plan, focusing on the main contributory factors of crashes such as pedestrians, impaired driving, dangerous driving and occupant safety.