Dashcam footage shows a truck driver in England changing music on his mobile phone seconds before crashing and killing a mother and three children. The driver, Tomasz Kroker, was jailed for 10 years.

 

 

Whilst horrifying and deeply saddening, this footage should be seen as yet another cautionary warning for South Africans. We average almost nine times as many road accident fatalities per year as the UK.

Also, a 2013 study found that as many as 41% of South African drivers have texted, emailed or used social media while driving – compared to only 8% in Great Britain.