Mpumalanga Community Safety MEC Pat Ngomane has expressed concern over the rising death toll on the province’s roads. Road deaths are a cause for concern, especially during the festive season. It’s vital to spread the safety message throughout the year. We’ve already had serious accidents and many lives have been lost.When an accident happens, there’s usually a reason why. Chances are it wouldn’t have happened had something been done or put in place. Drivers’ competence and vehicle roadworthiness determines if they are authorised to be behind a steering-wheel. If you don’t have a driver’s licence or have acquired it illegally, why put the lives of other motorists’ at risk? Don’t take chances. It’s not worth it to be behind the wheel if you don’t have a driver’s licence.It’s even worse because some people drive under the influence of alcohol.People, booze and driving don’t mix. Please stay away from your car if you are drunk.Speed has killed many people and will continue to do so if we don’t adhere to the speed limit. Road rules should be obeyed all the time. Road signs are important, but common sense should also be applied when someone is behind the wheel. Going back to basics when using the road will save precious lives. A motorist’s temperament determines how they drive. Anger may lead to road rage. Fatigue also kills. Let’s respect the rules of the road to save lives. Godfrey Malibe, Acornhoek
) Road deaths continue to be a serious problem on our roads. Some crashes are avoidable. We have to really crack the whip when it comes to reckless drivers who are nothing but selfish and continue to kill other road users.
The behaviour of our drivers really has to change urgently. This letter wins R200. Call Nthabiseng to collect your prize. – Editor