Mbalula Releases Easter Road Stats
Written by Mfundo on 8 April, 2021
By: Lindelani Mbatha
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says the carnage experienced continuously on roads is influenced by human behaviour, vehicle factors and the environment.
Mbalula has been briefing media on the 2021 Easter Road Traffic statistics.
According to preliminary figures, 189 crashes were recorded, resulting in 235 fatalities.
There were 336 roadblocks conducted this Easter.
Mbalula says a total of 178 053 vehicles were stopped and checked; 32 070 traffic fines were issued; 823 vehicles were discontinued and 782 vehicles were impounded.
“The high number of vehicles discontinued; drunken driving and speeding arrests made reflect the success of the use of technology to improve traffic policing. The mobile vehicle testing station assisted in the identification and removal from the roads of vehicles that could potentially have caused major crashes.
The provincial breakdown for the statistics is as follows:
- Eastern Cape 22 crashes and 27 fatalities;
- Free State eight crashes and 13 fatalities;
- Gauteng 30 crashes and 36 fatalities;
- KwaZulu-Natal 42 crashes and 54 fatalities;
- Limpopo 27 crashes and 34 fatalities;
- Mpumalanga 15 crashes and 18 fatalities;
- Northern Cape six crashes and seven fatalities;
- North West 15 crashes and 20 fatalities;
- Western Cape 24 crashes and 26 fatalities.