The IFP in the province is deeply saddened by the deaths of 15 people following a recent horror crash on the N2 near Empangeni on Saturday. “With the upcoming festive holiday, this has been a grim start and highlights once again the urgent need for heightened vigilance and extreme caution on the part of all road -users, ” stated Hon. Steven Moodley, IFP, KZN spokesperson on transport.
The IFP has always advocated more safety measures to be implemented especially when high traffic volumes are expected. Speeding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and traffic violations should never be taken lightly as these lead to the loss of lives on our province’s roads. Those found guilty of such violations should be severely dealth with. The recent road accident has added to the death toll and is very distressing as the festive season has not even begun and already 22 deaths have been recorded.
We convey our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and pray for the speedy and complete healing of the 5 survivors.
We also commend community members who helped pull the victims from the wreckage.
The IFP has always called for visible policing and we support the Hon. MEC Mxolisi Kaunda’s efforts to increase visible policing. We also appeal for all road-users to exercise extreme caution and spare a thought for others so that collectively we can curb the alarming rate of road carnages which continue to plague our province ” concluded Moodley.
Hon. Steven Moodley MPL,
IFP KZN Spokesperson on Transport
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Date: 11 December 2018