Do South Africans generally have no regard for the rules of the road?

South Africa's high road fatalities are attributed to driver negligence and disregard for the rules of the road.

The issue has become a talking point, following the death of seven Wits University students involved in a minibus crash near Mokopane in Limpopo on Monday.

702/Cape Talk's Redi Tlhabi gave listeners an opportunity to share their thoughts regarding the matter.

Listen to the conversation below:

The authorities must adopt a zero-tolerance attitude to deal with the road carnage. We have to stop this.

Maurice, caller in Joburg

The road carnage starts with the issuing of drivers' licenses. When you get a Code 10 license, you don't need to do parallel parking. You see people struggling to park their small cars into parking lots at malls.

Mervin, caller in Alberton

The Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters, reported 237 road fatalities over the long weekend.

Tow trucks are always jumping the red lights on the roads. I don't even know if they are allowed to.

Rorisang, caller in Hatfield

This article first appeared on 702 : Do South Africans generally have no regard for the rules of the road?


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