Durban - A report issued by the World Health Organisation in 2010 shows that South Africa has one of the world’s poorest road safety records – ±31.9 fatalities/100 000 people while comparable developing countries have a much lower fatality rate.
For African countries, the average fatality rate is ±24.1 fatalities/100 000 people, whilst, globally, the average is ±18 fatalities/100 000 people. In South Africa, approximately 1 million road accidents are reported per year.
The majority of the accidents that occur are caused by human factors, with, on average over 40 people a day being fatally injured and at least 20 being left permanently disabled.
As 2018 draws to an end , many South Africans will be travelling by road to their holiday destinations.
This is the time where people are meant to be enjoying time with their loved ones, however unfortunately the reality is many families will be preparing for funerals of loved ones who will have lost their lives due to tragic road fatalities.