The Road Traffic Management Corporation has revealed data identifying the country’s most dangerous roads.
According to Business Insider, more than 1 450 people died on South Africa’s roads during the previous festive season, from 1 December 2020 to 11 January 2021.
The 10% drop in fatalities is largely due to lockdown restrictions and a drop in vehicles on the road.
The road identified as the worst road in the country is the stretch of the N2 highway between East London and Umtata, and Umtata to Kokstad.
It’s closely followed by the stretch of the N1 highway from Mokopane to Polokwane, and Polokwane to Makhado in Limpopo.
The top 10 most dangerous roads in South Africa are:
· Eastern Cape: N2 along Dutywa
· Eastern Cape: R61 along Mbizane
· Eastern Cape: N2 along Mount Ayliff
· Eastern Cape: R61 along Mzamba
· Limpopo: R71 along Mankweng
· Free State: N3 along Harrismith
· Eastern Cape: R61 along Libode
· Limpopo: N1 along Musina
· Limpopo: R37 along Mecklenburg
· Eastern Cape: N2 along Butterworth
Business Insider reports that the more southern section of the N2 is regarded as the most dangerous stretch of road in South Africa. Passing through Dutywa, this part of the highway connects East London with Butterworth.
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