Parliamentary Question: Motor vehicle accidents involving prisons vehicles

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QUESTION NO: 952

Mr PJ Groenewald (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Correctional Services:

(1)How many vehicles of her department were involved in accidents (a) in (i) 2006, (ii) 2007, (iii) 2008 and (iv) 2009 and (b) during the period 1 January 2010 up to the latest specified date for which information is available.
(2)In each specified year, what (a) did the damages amount to and (c) was the amount insured;
(3)Whether the full amount was insured in each specified year; if not why not; if so, what was this amount;
(4)Whether she will make a statement on the matter?

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REPLY
1.(a)

Financial Year

Accidents and damages

Accidents only
2006
1280 incidents
387 vehicles
2007
1497 incidents
447 vehicles
2008
1526 incidents
403 vehicles
2009
1420 incidents
261 vehicles
(b) January 2010 to 26 February 2010 – 474 incidents and 25 vehicles
2.(a)

Numbering

Financial Year

Accidents and damages

Accidents only
(i)
2006

R3 841 682-84

R970 345-72
(ii)
2007

R6 362 003-27

R1 391 479-99
(iii)
2008

R6 789 869-24

R921 973-43
(iv)
2009

R7 190 280-77

R767 748-91
(v)

January 2010-26 February 2010

R779 433-25

R36 893-31
(b) Departmental vehicles are not insured.
3.No insurance on department vehicles. The State bears its own damages and accident risks are responsible for all claims and losses of state property where these arise from state activities by an official who is liable in law and who is or was employed by an institution. (Reference: Treasury Regulation Paragraph 12.1.1).
4.No