"More than 1 600 people have died in traffic in south Africa during the six weeks around christmas."
"the Country's government is now announcing stricter penalties for traffic offences."
"Total killed 1 612 people in 1 286 separate accidents between 1 december and 8 January, a period where many south africans are leaving the big cities for the countryside. A total was arrested 8 507 persons suspected of offences during the same period."
"in Addition, the arrested 17 police officers suspected of corruption, for example, for receiving bribes to look between the fingers with a traffic infraction."