Ndebele to release festive season road stats

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Pretoria - Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele will today announce the 2009/10 festive season road traffic statistics.

This follows an intensive Festive Season Arrive Alive Road Safety Campaign that saw over 550 000 vehicles being stopped and checked on some of the busiest roads in the country since 1 December.

More than 282 000 motorists were fined for speeding; 3 200 drunk drivers arrested; 219 motorists arrested for reckless and negligent driving; 2 211 un-roadworthy vehicles removed from the roads, including 1 100 buses and taxis.

Thousands of drivers were also fined for not wearing seatbelts and committing other offences.

The minister is expected to speak on plans to intensify the Arrive Alive Road Safety Campaign, ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

This will be done through the traffic law enforcement plan and the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (ARRTO).

The minister will also hand over the Torch of Peace to Basic Education minister Angie Motshekga, as part of the Arrive Alive and Safer Schools programmes.