Limpopo road accident stats
Limpopo – Data from traffic stations in the Limpopo province shows that from 1 December 2020 to 4 January 2021, a total of 297 road accidents involving 407 vehicles occurred.
The good news is that the occurrence of road accidents has dropped from the previous festive season where there were 369 accident reports over the same period. Capricorn District had the highest number of accidents at 78, followed by Mopani District at 75, Waterberg district at 66, Vhembe District at 40 and Sekhukhune District at 38.
Motorists should note that 53% of the accidents were caused by reckless driving, speeding or loss of control of the vehicle. There were 32 accidents that could have been avoided by altering the following distance between the vehicles and 20 head-on collisions arising from overtaking another vehicle. Furthermore, 42 accidents were attributed to pedestrians, three to cyclists and five to animals. They allege mechanical failure to have caused six accidents while a further seven vehicles had tyre bursts. Ten vehicles left the scene of the accident and have been recorded as hit and run.
Department of Transport and Community Safety press release extracts
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