LIST: Most dangerous roads in SA over festive season

LIST: Most dangerous roads in SA over festive season

Are you travelling this December holiday season? Be on the lookout for these dangerous roads. 

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It is that time of the year where everyone is about to go on holiday to spend the festive season with loved ones. 

But some road trips turn out tragically due to fatal car accidents. 

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The Road Traffic Management Corporation has identified the most dangerous roads in South Africa during the festive season by studying fatal car crashes over the past three years.

According to reports, over 1,400 people died on South Africa's roads during the previous festive season, from 1 December 2020 to 11 January 2021. 

Here are the most dangerous roads as listed by the Road Traffic Management Corporation:

  1. N2 — East London to Mthatha in the Eastern Cape (231km);
  2. N2 — Mthatha to Kokstad in the Eastern Cape (188km);
  3. N1 — Mokopane to Polokwane in Limpopo (54.8km);
  4. N1 —  Polokwane to Makhado in Limpopo (109km);
  5. N4 — Middelburg to Belfast in Mpumalanga (71.6km);
  6. N2 — Durban to Tongaat in KwaZulu-Natal (48.4km);
  7. N12 — Springs to Witbank, linking Gauteng and Mpumalanga (101km);
  8. R573 — Pretoria to KwaMhlanga in Mpumalanga, the stretch of road infamously known as Moloto Road (73.8km);
  9. N1 — Naboomspruit to Mokopane in Limpopo (44.3km); and
  10. R71 — Polokwane to Tzaneen in Limpopo (94.9km).

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