Transport authorities in the Western Cape are struggling to adequately deal with the issue of pedestrian deaths on the province’s roads.

The Mobility Department released the 2022 and 2023 festive season road statistics on Monday.

Out of the 131 people who died on the province’s roads between the 1st of December 2022 and the 11th of January 2023,  63 were pedestrians.

And this is an ongoing issue not just over the holiday period.

The department is planning to introduce various interventions to address the problem.

Acting Mobility MEC Ivan Meyer says they will intensify their safety campaigns  – focusing on pedestrians.

“As we lead up to the Easter Weekend, the work has already been undertaken to increase our road safety campaign, education programmes through infographics, radio massaging, and proper communication with schools so that the message is clear for pedestrians that we don’t want pedestrians who are under the influence of alcohol”.