Everyday, countless motorists become victims of car accidents on South African roads. According to a recent report released by the Automobile Association (AA), 2016 saw 14,071 fatalities on South Africa’s roads – a significant jump from 12,944 deaths recorded in 2015, a 9% increase, with over 1,120 more fatalities, year-on-year.
It’s important to know which roads are considered high-accident zones and to be cautious when travelling on these roads. The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has released a list of high-accident routes and we’ve included a map of the high-accident routes for easy reference.
‘Killer roads in South Africa’
“South Africa’s road safety record remains unacceptably high with more than 14, 000 people losing their lives per annum as a result of road accidents,” said the RTMC
“Through careful analysis of accident reports, the RTMC has identified routes that are responsible for most fatal crashes in all provinces. The following are among other routes identified as ‘Killer Roads’ in South Africa. We are warning motorists to exercise extreme caution when travelling on these routes as they are considered high-accident zones and contribute to the high rate of fatalities.”
The RTMC said that driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to wear a seatbelt, using mobile phones while driving, excessive speeding, disregarding road conditions and signs are some of the driving behaviour that contribute to road fatalities.
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