“As from the beginning of December 2010 until 21 December 2010, the fatalities are at 860 people from 717 fatal crashes,” said RTMC spokesman Ashref Ismail in a statement.
“(This is) as compared to last year’s 984 fatalities from 768 fatal crashes.”
Ismail said this year there had been nine major fatal accidents with 59 deaths.
Since December 1 to this Tuesday, some 1,1-million vehicles and drivers had been checked and a total of 1500 drunk drivers arrested.
“Road traffic volumes are bound to swell on all major routes leading to the coast on the N1 South and N3 as well as to the North (N1 to Polokwane and Zimbabwe) and the N4 East to Mozambique),” he warned. –