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South Africa Struggles to Reduce Road Fatalitiesi
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January 29, 2013 1:44 PM
After yet another deadly holiday season on South Africa’s roads, the government is calling on citizens to do more to prevent accidents - especially as more than half the accidents were linked to alcohol use. The country ranks among the worst in the world in highway safety, with 40 people dying every day in road accidents. Emilie Iob reports for VOA News from Johannesburg.

South Africa Struggles to Reduce Road Fatalities

Published January 29, 2013

After yet another deadly holiday season on South Africa’s roads, the government is calling on citizens to do more to prevent accidents - especially as more than half the accidents were linked to alcohol use. The country ranks among the worst in the world in highway safety, with 40 people dying every day in road accidents. Emilie Iob reports for VOA News from Johannesburg.


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