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Accident Statistics / Crash Data & Statistics in South Africa

The Road Traffic Management Corporation [RTMC] has been tasked with compiling and researching crash statistics in South Africa. The importance of the data isn't simply its "statistical significance" but its affect on reducing future accidents.

For a better understanding and awareness of the challenges facing Road Safety in South Africa it is important that these reports be made available to the public and road safety role players - and that they are studied closely.

It is the vision of the arrive alive web site to be an effective information portal for Road Safety , and these Statistical reports should assist journalists and educators to create further awareness. 

 

Road Safety Statistics in South Africa:

The following reports should provide a better understanding of road safety challenges in South Africa:

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Vehicle Recovery and Road Safety

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Roadside Assistance and Road Safety

Roadside Assistance and Road Safety

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The Sudden Unforeseen Stop and Roadside Emergencies

The Sudden Unforeseen Stop and Roadside Emergencies

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Safe Driving in Heavy Traffic

Safe Driving in Heavy Traffic

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Road Safety near Construction Zones / Roadworks

Road Safety near Construction Zones / Roadworks

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Safe Driving and Sharing and Changing Lanes

Safe Driving and Sharing and Changing Lanes

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