Pedestrian Road Fatalities on the Increase

10 April 2013    


"It is regrettable that the number of accidents over the Easter weekend has risen this year when compared to last year. Greater cooperation between the Departments of Transport and Public Safety is required in order to address this increasing number of accidents on our roads," said IFP Spokesperson on Transport, Mr. Petros Sithole MP.


"It is also very worrisome that a high number of fatalities in these accidents involve intoxicated pedestrians. The department must embark on public awareness campaigns to reduce this growing social ill," said Sithole.


The IFP appeals to the public to exercise the utmost care and vigilance whilst walking along our public roads and to wear reflective clothing which will be highly visible to motorists.


The IFP further calls on the Department of Transport to ensure that all public roads are in a state of good repair to avoid more accidents occurring due to bad roads.



Issued by: IFP Spokesperson on Transport, Mr. Petros Sithole MP, 079 311 9995 


IFP Parliamentary Caucus' Media Liaison Officer, Ms. Boniswa Tiwe, 072 497 1252