Pedestrians a bigger problem than speed

I have no doubt that the main reason for this move is to generate income and has nothing to do with reducing human fatality.
During the 2012 festive season, 47 per cent of deaths on national roads involved pedestrians. Taking this into account, the department’s focus should be on educating them to use allocated facilities such as bridges and pedestrian crossings.
Such a project would involve expenditure and human intervention (work) that will deprive officials from having get-togethers in the shade of trees. A classic example was when three vehicles and several officials congregated behind Pick n Pay in the CBD to fine drivers for not using safety belts. These drivers may disobey the law, but are not a threat to society.
Instead, I would like to see them pull over the idiots who ignore red lights, something that could have fatal consequences.
If they had any vision or if their reason for this action was sincere, they would use the basic 80/20 principle and focus their time and efforts on the most problematic area, which based on statistics are not speed related, but pedestrian ignorance.
Campaigns never focus on the removal of overloaded taxis and trailers from our roads, nor the total disregard of red lights, taxis that stop wherever they please, and pedestrians who are too lazy to walk the extra few safe metres.

Johan du Toit writes:

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