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Shocking video footage of local road accidents

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Friday, December 9th, 2011 12:10 pm GMT +2

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by CAR Magazine

It is common knowledge that South Africa’s roads are among the most dangerous in the world. In a bid to create some awareness surrounding this subject, the Western Cape provincial government has released several videos as part of its Crash Witness campaign.

Be advised that some of these videos might upset sensitive viewers.

 

 

 


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  • bored

    Jeez here I was thinking I’m about to see guts pouring and heads flying with all those warnings, I’ve witnessed some really bad accidents before but these aren’t even noteworthy. Although I get the message, don’t walk over highways, run. Turn with the bend, don’t go straight and most importantly look in front of you when you’re speeding like an idiot. Seems simple enough hey!

  • C

    YEAH WOOOHOOO GOVERNMENT!!! SO PROACTIVE!!! DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE!!!

    *PEDESTRIAN RUNS IN FRONT OF MY CAR WHILE I’M STONE SOBER*
    *SCARRED FOR LIFE*

    YEAH I LEARNED MY LESSON!!!

  • John

    @bored: Is it really necessary to see heads flying to make something shocking? I don’t think so. Always good to leave something to the imagination. Looking at this footage should be enough.

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  • Patricia

    As a driving instructor who runs my own driving school I have seen the impact that corruption has on the quality of our drivers in South Africa.

    I believe that many of the careless actions we witness on our roads everyday are due to people having obtained their drivers licences via dubious means. People don’t seem to understand that the idea behind passing your drivers licence is to try keep you alive on our dangerous roads.

    Between 1 and 31 December last year (2011), 1231 lives were lost on South Africa’s roads. Read the article here: http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/1-232-killed-on-SA-roads-in-December-20120104#.TwR9Y4Ov4ms.facebook

    How many lives may have been saved if fewer people on our roads took to bribing for their drivers licence? Do parents understand that they are placing their children behind the wheel of a weapon?

    If you know of someone looking to pass their drivers licence (legally) in Johannesburg they should look me up: http://www.patriciasdrivingschool.webs.com