The African National Congress wishes all South Africans a happy and safe festive season. This is the time of the year that most people travel long journeys with their loved ones or to be re-united with their families. It is the time of the year when goodwill and joy define the general mood of the people.
In keeping with the joy that comes with this season, we call on our people to use the roads carefully to avoid the unnecessary loss of life and limb. Unfortunately every year we lose loved ones due to avoidable road carnage that leave many friends and families scarred and traumatized for life.
Let us not drink alcohol and drive, or use the road fatigued. Pedestrians must also avoid being victims by drinking and disregarding road rules. Each one of us carries a responsibility to make our roads safe and the season memorable. Let us make this season memorable and incidents free. Let us support the government’s campaign for safe roads and a stop to road carnage. Any death on our roads is a death too many.
We wish everyone a merry Christmas and a happy new year characterized by zero tolerance for road fatalities!
African National Congress