POLICE have impounded at least 283 vehicles with various defects since the beginning of the Independence and Easter holidays.
National police spokesperson, Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi yesterday said impounded vehicles had various defects making them dangerous on the country’s roads.
At least 25 people were killed in road accidents during the holidays.
“As at 9am today (yesterday) the number of deaths has not changed,” Nyathi said. “We have recorded 244 accidents, which resulted in 216 people being injured.”
Nyathi said police impounded 283 unroadworthy vehicles and issued out 7 441 tickets for various offences.
“We are appealing to motorists now that we are going back to our respective places; let us exercise caution on the roads to avoid accidents,” Nyathi said.
“Drivers should respect each other on the roads and should also respect other road users including pedestrians to ensure safety on the roads.”
Nyathi said the major cause of road accidents was careless driving.
The accidents are mainly characterised by head-on collisions as a result of overtaking, driving at high speed and poor judgment.