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Road deaths blight South Africa – AA

The Automobile Association (AA) says reduction in fatalities on South African roads the past festive season is welcome news but must be seen in the context of decreased traffic volumes over the same period last year. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula announced the festive season road statistics in Gauteng this morning noting that during the period 1 December 2020 to 11 January 2021, 1448 people died on South African roads in 1210 fatal crashes.

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Malcolm Kinsey

The Automobile Association (AA) is shocked and saddened by the news of the death of Malcolm Kinsey. Malcolm passed away in KwaZulu-Natal yesterday.

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Fuel set for hefty hikes - AA

Sharp rises in fuel prices are on the horizon. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund. The AA says that unless the picture drastically improves by month-end, South Africa's fragile economy is set for a major hit.

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RTMC encouraging law enforcers to break the law – AA

A press statement from the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) about outstanding traffic fines is outrageous and amounts to fear mongering among South African road users. The Automobile Association (AA) says the RTMC must immediately retract the statement, and apologise to motorists for creating a false impression of the RTMC’s law enforcement capability.

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Play your part in keeping our roads safe – AA

As the year winds down and government schools across the country close for 2020, traffic volumes on all major routes in South Africa are expected to pick up in the next few days. The Automobile Association (AA) says even though traffic volumes are predicted to be down on previous years because of coronavirus restrictions, they will still be significantly higher than normal.

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