Fewer Easter accidents, deaths

FEWER people died on South Africa’s roads during the Easter weekend this year compared to last year, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said yesterday.

Preliminary figures indicate the death toll was 193 – down from 241 last year. There were also fewer accidents.

The Eastern Cape – where 36 people died in 19 accidents between last Thursday morning and Monday – had the second- highest road death rate, more than double that of last year. – Gareth Wilson

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