'Motorists should put safety first'

WC MEC Robin Carlisle reiterated the importance of road safety after three people were killed in an accident.

Three people have been killed in an accident on Sir Lowry's Pass. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - In a bid to reduce the carnage on the roads this festive season, Western Cape Transport MEC Robin Carlisle is once again appealing to motorists to put their safety first.

With the start of the school holidays roads will be jam packed as people head off to their holiday destinations.

Three people, including a child, lost their lives in an accident on Sir Lowrys Pass outside Cape Town on Wednesday.

The MEC says people must exercise caution.

"We want to see a reduced death toll. There are a large number of families travelling over this period and the highest death toll in the Western Cape, besides pedestrians, is in fact backseat passengers."