WC reverts to blood testing amidst COVID-19 containment effort | Western Cape Government


WC reverts to blood testing amidst COVID-19 containment effort

16 March 2020

The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works has suspended Evidentiary Alcohol Breath Testing as it responds to COVID-19.

The Department will revert to blood testing as its primary method of testing drivers.

Drunken drivers should note that if they are found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol, they could face up to 6 years in prison and receive a fine of up to R120 000.

In addition to punishments being meted out by our courts, those found guilty will have a criminal record that will affect them for the rest of their lives. Their driving licence may be suspended and this may impact on their jobs. Drinking and driving isn’t worth it.

With the Easter holidays upon us, our traffic officers will be clamping down on intoxicated drivers. Our officers will not be lenient. If you intend drinking, you need a Plan B.

Media Enquiries: 

Ntomboxolo Makoba-Somdaka
Spokesperson for Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela
Tel: 021 483 8067
Cell: 082 953 0026
Email: Ntomboxolo.Makoba-Somdaka@westerncape.gov.za