High accident zones to be tackled

The RTMC says teams will begin formulating ways to decrease the number of crashes in high accident zones.

The RTMC says teams will be sent to major accident sites to identify the common causes of accidents on these routes. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) says investigative teams will begin formulating ways to decrease the number of crashes reported in high accident zones.

Routes like Punda Maria Road in Limpopo and the N3 between Johannesburg and Durban have been identified as problematic.

Authorities say the Free State and Limpopo provinces currently have the highest reported numbers of road carnage.

The RTMC says teams will be sent to major accident sites over the next few days to identify the common causes of accidents on these routes.

The corporation has also sent its condolences to the families of more than 20 people who have been killed on the country's roads since Thursday.

RTMC spokesperson Thato Mosena says, "We would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and also wish a speedy recovery to those who sustained injuries."

Yesterday, a four-year-old-boy died in a collision at the intersection of Voortrekker and Chelsea Roads in Roodepoort.

Five people were killed in a collision near Greytown in KwaZulu-Natal yesterday after a mini bus rolled down a steep embankment earlier today.Nine others were seriously injured and taken to hospital for further treatment.

A motorcyclist died in Durban yesterday after his bike collided with a car.

Eight people were killed when the vehicle they were in caught alight in Limpopo on Thursday.

In the Free State, 10 people died and five were critically injured in a collision between a truck and a taxi on the R707 on Thursday.