Despite many warnings, South Africans are still exposing themselves and others to the risks of drunk driving!
Twenty-one people were arrested for drunk driving in the Western Cape this week during alcohol blitz road blocks, community safety MEC Albert Fritz said on Sunday.
“[This is] significantly down from last week’s 33,” his spokeswoman Melany Kühn said in a statement.
“The highest alcohol reading was 1.29mg, also down from last week’s 1.39mg.”
This was part of an integrated operation between provincial traffic, the SA Police Service and municipal traffic, she said.
Fritz said: “The Easter weekend is upon us and I am appealing to all road users to become road safety activists”.
“With additional school holidays, high traffic volumes are anticipated and if we are to stop the carnage that traditionally goes with Easter, we need the co-operation of all road users, including pedestrians,” he said.
What are the consequences of drunk driving for car insurance?
In an earlier post we discussed this topic “The consequences of drunk driving and unlicensed driving explained”
- Insured vehicle owners need a reality check about drunk driving
- Do not mix energy drinks and alcohol before driving
- Drunk driving could sharply increase your car insurance premium!
- Will my car insurance pay if I drive drunk?