The National Chairman for Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) has called for traffic law enforcement in the country to be practised, properly, and free of corruption.
Howard Dembovsky comments follow the release of the festive season road accidents statistics that were released yesterday by the Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters. A staggering 1714 people lost their lives on South African roads in this period. Five percent more then last year this time.
The Free State province saw an increase of 17% in road fatalities in this period.
Dembovsky says we will continue to see the same results, unless the implementation of law enforcement is completely transformed.
“It is no good coming along in December and suddenly showing that there are traffic cops, when you don’t see them at any other time of the year.
Desperate times calls for levels heads, and proper implementations of proper plans. If we do not completely transform the way traffic law enforcement is practiced and we do not eradicate corruption, we will see upwardly spiraling road deaths,” says Dembovsky.