Reitumetse Makwea
Digital Intern
2 minute read
14 Jan 2022
5:11 am

Is road design or driver behaviour to blame for SA road fatalities?

Reitumetse Makwea

Sanral spokesperson Vusi Mona said the solution to the many accidents on the road was not in the physical separation of vehicles, but in changing driver behaviour.

At least six people have died in the N1 crash. Photo: Arrive Alive

Following a deadly Limpopo crash, which claimed the lives of 17 people this week, the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) blamed changes in driver behaviour and said it had no plans to add barriers on some of the country’s most dangerous roads. As officials passed the buck on who was responsible for deciding what should be done to protect the lives of travellers, especially on the N1 highway in Limpopo, Sanral spokesperson Vusi Mona said the solution to the many accidents on the road was not in the physical separation of vehicles, but in changing driver behaviour. “I have...