MEC to analyse road fatalities

WC Transport Department to analyse long weekend accidents


CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Transport MEC Robin Carlisle on Wednesday said his department will analyse all the fatal accidents reported on Western Cape roads this long weekend.

Twelve people died in crashes across the province.

A truck driver died when his vehicle collided with a taxi near Grabouw on Tuesday morning.

A mother and daughter died on Monday, when their car hit a truck on the N2 near Riversdale.

Carlisle said the fatalities are a major cause for concern.

"We have to get the fatalities down to below 800 a year. We have to do this in the next two years."

Carlisle said they want to reduce the road death toll.

"These weekends, these peak periods, are worrying me and we are giving them attention."