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2014-08-14 08:18

PLAN TO IMPROVE SA’S ROADS: Transport minister Dipuo Peters says South Africa’s road fatalities are unacceptable and that the department would embark on improving road conditions and safety. Image: SAPA

JANNIE SNYMAN


CAPE TOWN - On Wednesday (August 13), Wheels24 reported that Transport minister Dipuo Peters said it was important to make South African roads safer to reduce carnage.

In a speech at the third Africa Road Safety Seminar in Cape Town, Peters said: "The rate of road traffic fatalities has reached an unacceptably high level. Public transport is featuring prominently in the modern economic trajectory of the fifth administration and it is indeed our responsibility to ensure that it is safe."

Peters said the department's commitment included R580-million for administration and enforcement of road traffic legislation, over the period 2014/15 to 2016/17.

READER RESPONSE

Wheels24 reader JANNIE SNYMAN says that South Africa should adopt a 'points-based' system:

Bring in the points system and it should apply totally and be enforced. Still, the big question mark is whether we have the ability and will to do it?

South African drivers are inconsiderate, aggressive and basically lawless.

No matter what people say about speed – reduce it to 100km/h on open roads with 120km/h on duel carriage way roads (freeways). Just been driving in NZ and people are law abiding, speed limit 100km/h and very low crash rate.

Three (3) people died on their roads during Easter 2014, a real disaster. No country can afford the massive cost to it’s economy that our reckless driving causes.

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