Tech can’t fix the speed freak behind the wheel

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Tech can’t fix the speed freak behind the wheel

No amount of tracking, data analysis or innovation can counter crime or bad driving, say experts

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Between 1am and 3am some drivers hit between 280km/h and 300km/h on Johannesburg freeways.

This was revealed by Sivashni Pillay, traffic engineer at the SA National Roads Agency (Sanral), who said that on top of this, on many freeways people drive at an average 160km/h.

“While we can engineer safe roads, we cannot engineer safe drivers,” she said...

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