Most fatal road accidents in SA happen at weekends between 4pm and 10pm. This is according to researchers from North-West University (NWU) who conducted a study of fatal road accidents in SA in 2015. Just more than 60% of fatal accidents in 2015 happened on Fridays‚ Saturdays and Sundays, and just more than 40% occurred between 4pm and 10pm. To put that 60% into perspective, if fatal accidents were distributed evenly throughout the week, Friday, Saturday and Sunday together would account for 43% of the total. December 2015 accounted for 11.2% of the fatal accidents of that year, while January and February were the lowest months with 6% and 5% respectively. "This result is to be expected as the roads are busiest in December‚ because it is the main holiday period for South Africans‚" Tanya Verster and Erika Fourie wrote in their article, "The good‚ the bad and the ugly of South African fatal road accidents"‚ published on Monday in the July/August edition of the South African Journal o...

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