Following a multiple-vehicle collision involving light motor vehicles, mini-buses and trucks on the N3 between Hilton and Cedara outside Pietermaritzburg, which claimed the lives of at least 5 people, ActionSA calls for removal of heavy-duty trucks on roads.
To that end, ActionSA calls for the removal of heavy-duty trucks on our roads.
Sadly, this accident occurred a few kilometres away from the Peter Brown off-ramp where horrific accidents have claimed the lives of 25 people since January 2022, while a little over a month ago, a runaway tipper truck collided with more than 40 vehicles on the M41 in Durban, leaving at least 16 people injured.
Furthermore, we also call for the MEC of Transport, Community Safety and Liaison, Cllr Sipho Hlomuka to meet with the National Minister of Transport, Ms Lydia Chikunga and devise a plan to remove all heavy-duty trucks on our roads before more lives are lost, and begin the revival of the railway system which was once an important element of the country’s transportation system.
While we recognise efforts made by the KZN Provincial Government to embark on road safety awareness campaigns across the Province, however, these have proven ineffective, as accidents involving trucks have become a norm in KZN. It is also high time that the government repair dilapidated and vandalised railway lines in order to reintroduce this system of transportation.
KZN is in desperate need for solution-based decisive action before more lives are brutally lost on our roads,
Finally, ActionSA sends its deepest condolences to families who lost their loved ones in the multiple collision and wish a speedy recovery to those who were injured.