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The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) has identified the hot spots where most fatal road accidents took place in July.

At least 41 people died in crashes in July.

Following the release of the statistics, Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba urged motorists to be particularly cautious in these areas.

“Our goal obviously is not to have any fatalities and we will continue with awareness campaigns and enforcing the rule of law,” said Mashaba.

The most dangerous roads include:

  • Region A: Cedar road and Spencer road;
  • Region B: Nasrec road and N17;
  • Region C: Elias Motsoaledi road, Malibongwe drive, and President Fouche drive;
  • Region D: Klipsruit valley road and Moroka Nancefield road;
  • Region E: N1 and William Nicol drive;
  • Region F1: Claim street and Ockerse street;
  • Region F2: M1 South between Xavier and Nasrec road;
  • Region G:  N12 East and Abubaker Asvat; N1  North between Eikenhof bridge and N12 split.

According to the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC), road crashes exert a heavy burden on the economy, society and families.

This is because as they involve economically active members of society, many of whom are breadwinners and heads of families.

A study conducted by the corporation as well as the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has estimated that the cost of crashes to South Africa last year was R166.2 billion.

It is estimated that one death on the road represents an average loss of R4.6 million to the economy in terms of lost productivity, pain and suffering, medical costs, legal and funeral costs.

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