More than 200 already killed on Gauteng roads this festive season

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A total of 242 people have so far been killed on Gauteng roads during the festive period, higher than previous years, provincial traffic police said on Sunday. 

Gauteng traffic police (GTP) spokesperson Sello Maremane said 123 of the victims were pedestrians.

“The major causes of these road fatalities in the province include pedestrian jaywalking, speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol, as well as reckless and negligent driving. The recent wet weather conditions also pose dangerous driving conditions for road users,” he said.

While many holidaymakers will be enjoying their new year festivities at parks, recreational facilities, restaurants, pubs and other places of leisure in the province, GTP urged road users to remain cautious and vigilant.

it said it expected heavy traffic on the province’s roads as the new year approaches.


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