Johannesburg: The Minister of Transport, Sindisiwe Chikunga, flanked by transport MECs: NW MEC Sello Lehari; Free State MEC Letsoha-Mathae; & Diale Tlhaebela for Gauteng, has released Festive Season Road Statistics. 1427 people perished on the roads nationally. This is a 7 percent reduction compared to the year before.

North West Province recorded 127 fatalities and is amongst 5 provinces with a least number of crashes. This means, the province recorded a 2.1% reduction compared to the year 2022.

Minister Chikunga commended MEC Lehari and other MEC’s who worked tirelessly during the festive season to save lives in a form of conducting roadblocks, road safety education amongst other measures implemented.

MEC Sello Lehari will officially release the provincial statistics, in detail, on Tuesday, 30th January 2024.

Ministers briefing on the 2023_2024 preliminary statistics release_V4 revised 24JAN24 A