The Midday Report Special: a discussion on road safety

Various road safety organisations will remain on high alert as various holiday makers return to landlocked provinces from coastal regions.

702 and Cape Talk's Stephen Grootes speaks to speaks to variuos experts on road safety regarding the issue.

Listen to the conversation below:

We saw an interesting trend where holiday makers chose to travel during the day times which assits because most accidents happen when it's dark.

Simon Zwane, RTMC spokesperson

We have a culture of lawlessness in South Africa. If we look at the statistics over the festive season, the police arrested more than 10 000 arrests in the Western Cape.

Johan Jonke, Arrive Alive editor

The fact is the proposal to lowering the general speed limit by 20 km/hr as a blanket reduction is not going to change anything.

Howard Dembovsky, The Justice Project

There is still too much social acceptability around the issue of drunk driving. Obviosuly people feel that there won't be any consequences to their actions.

Layton Beard, Automatic Association

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