A total of 186 people have died in road accidents during December thus far, the transport department said on Sunday.
“According to preliminary figures, 186 people – comprising 58 drivers, 75 passengers and 53 pedestrians – died on South Africa’s roads from 1 to 11 December 2009,” the department said in a statement.
On Friday and Saturday alone, more than 300 drunk drivers were arrested in the Eastern Cape.
This week on the N2 near Scottburgh in Kwazulu-Natal, a motorcyclist, aged 33, was arrested doing 232 kilometres per hour.
He was released on R3000 bail. – Sapa