The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) reported a total of 1184 people killed in 987 road accidents nationwide from December 1 to 30. It is estimated that road crashes cost around ZAR 307 billion every year, however, wildlife-vehicle collision still does not rate as a category for describing the type of collision for insurance claims. And whilst these claims compensate vehicle owners, there is no benefit from these claims to ameliorating the negative impacts on animals.
You can assist the Wildlife & Transport Programme through providing us with roadkill sightings which will help us identify roadkill hotspot locations in the country. You’re information will then be used to develop mitigation practices to lower the impact of roads on wildlife…. And ultimately save human lives.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to all the families who have lost someone on the roads over the holiday season.
The Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife and Transport Programme (EWT-WTP) Roadwatch South Africa app can be downloaded for free. To take part simply type this link into the Safari browser on your Android platform phone:
The app will be available on the Apple platform shortly.