SA’s road death toll exceeds the global average

Minister Dipuo Peters says her department is working to ensure harsher penalties for irresponsible motorists.

FILE. Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has revealed South Africa's road death toll exceeds the global average. Picture: freeimages.com.

JOHANNESBURG - Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has revealed South Africa's road death toll exceeds the global average.

Peters is currently leading a discussion at the National Road Safety Strategy Engagement and Development Summit in Johannesburg.

Various road agencies and NGOs have gathered at Gallagher Estate today to make their contribution to a new road safety strategy.

The minister says she will present a document before Parliament on the resolutions made at the summit today.

She says road carnage in South Africa is at astounding levels.

Gallagher Estate she says road deaths have a negative effect on the economy too.

Peters says her department is working with the justice ministry to ensure harsher penalties for irresponsible motorists.

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