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Road Fatalities Increase with 14%, 1685 Dead

There were 1,685 deaths on the country’s roads during the latest festive season.

The road-related deaths were recorded over a period of 42 days – from December to January – and the death toll is 14% higher than the 2020 holiday period.

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said that road fatalities had increased in seven provinces and declined in only two provinces. The Northern Cape and the Western Cape recorded the highest percentage increases in fatalities.

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