The Western Cape has recorded a 55.6% percent increase in road accident deaths this past festive season.

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula released the 2021 Festive Season Road Statistics yesterday and says the province, over the 2021 holiday season, recorded 207 road deaths.

This is an increase from the 133 deaths reported in the 2020 festive season.

The Minister says drunken-driving and speeding played a significant role in this increase in fatalities.

Read the Minister’s full statement here.

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A total of 1 685 fatalities were recorded on the country’s roads over the 2021 festive season.

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula released the 2021 Festive Season Road Statistics this morning.

He says this is a 14% increase on the previous year’s festive season road fatalities.

Mbalula says authorities recorded an increase in road fatalities in seven of the country’s provinces.

Read the Minister’s full statement here.

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