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855 killed on SA roads - RTMC

Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal recorded the highest number of fatalities.

FILE: A non-fatal car accident occured near Melkbosstrand on 2 December 2013. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - A total of 855 people have died on South African roads since the start of December, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) confirmed on Tuesday.

According to the latest figures, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal recorded the highest number of fatalities.

A total of 713 fatal crashes took place on South African roads since the beginning of the festive season.

RTMC spokesperson Thato Mosena says they are extremely concerned by the figures.

"This is unacceptable. Enough is enough, something has to be done. We need to change."

Mosena says motorists continue to ignore traffic regulations.

"Just adhere to the speed limit. Do not drink and drive. Put on your seatbelt."

Meanwhile, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters called on all motorists to work together with traffic officials in a bid to decrease the road carnage.