Overberg strategy gets 47% reduction in road deaths

The Overberg district authorities say they are slowly making a difference in the fight against the senseless loss of lives on the road.

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters announced that 1 714 people died on South Africa's roads during the festive period.

Hector Elliott, strategic coordinator of Safely Home says they have achieved a 47% reduction in road fatalities in the Overberg area compared to the same time last year.

Elliot says they have been working on a new and improved strategy since October last. There are a number of measures that were put in place to achieve better results in reducing road deaths.

We had to identify where are the problems, what are the problems and when do they occur, and develop tactics to address those problems.

Hector Elliott, Strategic Coordinator of Safely Home

To hear more on how the Overberg managed to reduce the number of road deaths, listen below:

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