Traffic officials are on high alert as holidaymakers return home ahead of schools reopening.
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With Western Cape’s roads expected to see increased traffic levels this week as holidaymakers return home for the start of the school year, motorists have been urged to be on the alert for pedestrians.
This comes as 27 pedestrians were killed in Western Cape road accidents in the space of just two weeks.
Western Cape Mobility MEC Ricardo Mackenzie said 14 pedestrian deaths had accounted for two-thirds of all traffic fatalities between Tuesday and Sunday. There were also 19 accidents that resulted in 21 deaths over the six-day period.
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