Zero Tolerance towards Drunk Drivers | Western Cape Government


Zero Tolerance towards Drunk Drivers

24 October 2009
The MEC for Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max, has expressed his appreciation that 29 drivers were removed from the Province's roads during a roadblock held on the N2 (next to the Cape Town International) by Police and Provincial Traffic on Friday night.

These drivers, said Max, can be regarded as potential murderers who acted extremely irresponsible by driving under the influence of alcohol.

During the integrated operation that lasted into the early hours of Saturday morning, 293 vehicles were stopped. 189 Vehicles were checked for roadworthiness, while 67 drivers were tested by breathalyzers.

Max said that drunk driving created potential human disasters on the roads as it places the safety of all road users at great risk.

Drunken driving will not be tolerated and transgressors will face the full force of the law and be prosecuted accordingly.

Though these arrests again highlight the fact that drunken people will always resort to irresponsible road behaviour, it also show that the increased road blocks and vehicle checkpoints by Provincial Traffic, Police and Metro Law Enforcement are indeed paying off.

Provincial Traffic have stepped up its traffic operations across the Province and all road users coming into the Province can expect that his or her vehicle will be stopped for inspection, more than once.

This increased law enforcement operations, which will continue throughout the summer holidays, are part of the safely home campaign by the Department of Community Safety and the Department of Transport and Public Works, to ensure the safety of all road users.

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