Month: Dec 2016

Festive season carnage is of grave concern

JOHANNESBURG – Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) has noted with sadness the current festive season road carnage statistics quoted by the Minister of Transport yesterday.

The fact that 845 people have lost their lives on our roads in road crashes between 1 and 19 December 2016 and represents an immediate 17% increase over the same period last year is indeed cause for grave concern, particularly in light of the fact that a great many of the persons who were seriously injured in these crashes will pass away within the 30 day post-crash monitoring period. Typically, fatalities rise by around 30% within this time-frame. This means that an average of 58 people would have been killed daily on our roads in this 19 day period and this represents the highest level since record-keeping of road fatality statistics began in South Africa. Continue reading