Cops issue stern warning to drink-and-drive matrics

2014-01-06 17:34

Matriculants who celebrate their results by drinking and driving will be arrested, say Gauteng traffic police.

“We will be monitoring all routes to ensure the safety of road users,” spokesperson Obed Sibasa said today.

“We will deal decisively with irresponsible, drunk drivers and speedsters.”

He was speaking ahead of the release of the matric results tomorrow.

Pupils who consumed alcohol and performed stunts in cars will be dealt with, he added.

“Matriculants or motorists found to be drag racing or drifting wheels on a public road will be arrested for reckless and negligent driving,” Sibasa said.

He also warned parents who let their children use their cars.

“Some parents are ignorant and irresponsible. They must refrain from lending their children vehicles when they know they are not qualified to drive on a public road,” Sibasa said.

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