Friday to be a day of prayer for road safety
16 November 2011
Western Cape transport MEC Robin Carlisle has vowed to introduce tougher measures to try and prevent the carnage on the stretch of the N-1 between Beaufort West and Laingsburg in the Karoo.
This follows yesterday’s horror crash on the so-called Road of Death, which claimed 20 lives, including those of two children.
Carlisle says he is particularly concerned about fully loaded taxis travelling, often with packed trailers, at 100-kilometres per hour.
Meanwhile Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has called on all South Africans to observe Friday as National Day of Prayer for Road Safety.
Nearly one-point-three-million people lost their lives on the world’s roads this year.