n IMIESA - Ensuring safer roads for all - roads & bridges

Volume 43 Number 10
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
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  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 43 Number 10, Oct 2018, p. 40 - 42
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)


Human factors are indicated as the biggest contributor to road crashes and fatalities in South Africa. And, at almost 39%, jaywalking pedestrians are said to be the largest human factor contributing to crashes and deaths. The number of pedestrian deaths as a result of road accidents continues to grow and pedestrians account for the largest road user group when it comes to fatalities. According to Garth Strong, owner, Deltabloc South Africa, one of the reasons so many pedestrians are killed is that the wrong systems are in place. “Protecting lives needs to be a priority,” he says. “Your pedestrian may look protected, but how safe are they really?”

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