12 die on WC roads since start of weekend

Traffic chief Kenny Africa says this high number is disturbing as the festive season has barely begun.

FILE: Bakkie overturned killing two and injuring five in Western Cape. Picture: Twitter @ER24EMS.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape traffic officials say at least 12 people have died on the provinces roads this weekend alone including a five-year old after a taxi accident on the N1 near Beaufort West.

Traffic chief Kenny Africa says this high number is disturbing as the festive season has barely begun.

Africa says there's several high accident zones that motorists should be cautious of.

"Danger zones are the N1 near Beaufort West and people taking long distances from all other provinces [use the road]."

He's further called on holiday-makers to take regular breaks during long distance trips.

"Stop after every 200 kilometres or every 2 hours and make sure you are fresh for the next 2 hours. Passengers must keep the drivers awake."