The most dangerous roads in SA… Try to avoid them this #HeritageDay
Have you got plans to celebrate your cultural heritage by taking off a little time around Heritage Day? You’re in luck, because this year our beloved, often affectionately titled “National Braai Day”, falls on a Monday… Giving you the perfect opportunity to enjoy a long spring weekend, perhaps even with a road trip thrown in for good measure.
If you’re planning on going away, then we urge you to take note of the more dangerous roads that you might have otherwise used.
We’ve rounded up the worst stretches of road in the country that you should try to avoid or be aware of and drive more cautiously if you cannot avoid them. While many of the accidents recorded on these roads are due to speeding, driving under the influence, or negligent driving, there is the chance that you could be hurt as a result of driving in the vicinity of 1 of these drivers. It also means that as the driver of the car, you need to be responsible and safe on the road.
The deadliest roads in South Africa:
- The N12 from Springs to Witbank. 39 deaths were recorded, most of which were due to human error.
- Chapman’s Peak Drive. A magnificent driving experience, but wind and rain make it one of the most harrowing experiences and causes officials to close the road in such weather to avoid major accidents and loss of life.
- The N2. 42 deaths were recorded from Durban to Tongaat, 72 deaths recorded from Umtata to Kokstad, and 90 deaths from East London to Umtata in a single year.
- Sani Pass. This high mountain pass is notoriously dangerous, requiring 4x4s to navigate a series of winding twists, hairpins, and plunging drops.
- The N4 from Middleburg to Belfast. 46 deaths were recorded on this route.
- The N1 from Polokwane to Makhado. 47 deaths and a high number of road accident claims were claimed on this particular stretch of the N1.
- Slaaihoek Pass. Located in Mpumalanga, the road features 95 corners, bends, and curves that have been perfectly engineered with a constant radius, making it 1 of the best motorcycling roads and simultaneously 1 of the most dangerous.
- The N1 from Makhado to Polokwane. The way back on the N1 from Makhado to Polokwane is even more deadly, with 54 deaths reported.
While we certainly don’t want to spread fear and scare you off using any of the roads that link our unique cities and towns together… We do want you to be safe and sound on the road. That’s why we made sure that when we developed our super affordable comprehensive car insurance policy we included the king’s roadside assist.
If you’re stuck, our royal guard will come help you with mechanical or electrical breakdowns, flat tyres, a delivery of fuel if you’ve run out, flat batteries, and even accommodation for the night if you’ve broken down more than 100kms from home. We even included other emergency assist services with your policy, like medical assistance to help with emergency ambulance transport that could very well save your life.
Remember to save the emergency number in your contacts so that you can call the King Price emergency assist line and let us take care of the rest: 0860 50 50 50.
To make sure that you have royal cover that gives you practical and necessary benefits on top of decreasing premiums and royal service, or to update your policy so that you’re covered while on your journey, pop us an email at [email protected], call our sales team on 0860 50 50 50, or get a quote online.
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