SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – LENASIA – ANNOUNCEMENT 18 JAN 2022 (19:50)

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has released the 2021 Festive Season Road Statistics. A total of 1,685 people lost their lives on the country’s roads during the 2021 festive season, a 14% increase compared to the previous period. During the festive season, 651 roadblocks have been conducted throughout the country, and traffic officers issued 264,690 fines for various traffic offences. In total, 21,431 of these fines have been for drivers who failed to wear seatbelts, while 22,766 have been for people driving without a licence. A total of 4,251 vehicles have been declared unroadworthy, while 4,073 vehicles have been impounded. A total of 605 drivers have been arrested for driving at excessive speeds.

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