FOLLOWING the failure of the government to implement basic road safety measures in South Africa since 1994, some 43 victims continue to die each day on our roads.
At least 35 lives would be saved every day if these basic road safety measures were in place and at least 3000 injuries a month would be prevented.
Also, R1-billion in the cost of crashes would be saved.
Drivers are being charged with murder when they cause foreseeable road deaths, and the same should clearly apply to the traffic authorities when they fail to implement measures, which they know perfectly well would save more than 1000 lives a month on our roads.
Why are the media silent in this matter? Do they not realise that in the absence of basic road safety on our roads more than 2000 people will probably have died during the holiday months of December and January and that timeous action could have saved most of these lives?
C R Benson, Road Safety Action Campaign