Easter road deaths decline, but Northern Cape can achieve zero-death-toll

By: Pule Thole, MPL DA Northern Cape Provincial Spokesperson on Transport, Safety and Liaison The DA notes a decline in Easter road fatalities on the Northern Cape roads during the 2015 Easter Weekend, with one fewer road death than 2014. These five fatalities were the result of five recorded road accidents. The DA sends sincere condolences to the families of those who lost loved ones over the Easter Weekend. Five road deaths are five too many. The Northern Cape can achieve a zero-death-toll over periods of high traffic. If our traffic officers perform their duties without fear or favour, and turn away from corrupt practices and bribe-taking, we can achieve full adherence to road laws and zero fatalities. The DA calls on the department to investigate corruption among traffic enforcement officers who take bribes from unlawful road users, and to investigate corruption in the issuing of driving licenses. Northern Cape traffic officers have been empowered with new breathalyzers and new speed test equipment. These must serve to cut road deaths to zero, over the next festive road period at Christmas, and against by Easter next year [END] ##################################################################################### Scanned by MailMarshal – M86 Security’s comprehensive email content security solution. Download a free evaluation of MailMarshal at www.m86security.com #####################################################################################