Drunk drivers must be banned – IFP

2013-01-04 09:03

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The IFP has called for a lifetime ban of drunk drivers on South Africa’s roads.

“It is shocking to note that the festive season is not even officially over and already 1 279 people have been killed on South Africa’s roads,” Inkatha Freedom Party’s spokesman Velaphi Ndlovu said yesterday in a statement.

The death toll statistics were released by the Road Traffic Management Corporation yesterday.

Ndlovu said if people were found driving under the influence of alcohol their licences should be immediately revoked without being renewed, or they should not be allowed to apply for new permits to drive on the roads.

On Wednesday, the department of transport said more than 2 100 motorists had been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol since December 1.

The IFP welcomed the arrests, but called on traffic officers to stop hiding themselves when monitoring the roads.

“The IFP also calls for an end to traffic officers hiding behind bushes in order to trap speeding motorists... We believe that the public can be better served by traffic officers who are more visible and therefore prevent accidents...” said Ndlovu.

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/Africa
 

Autobraking: See just how good they are!

Just how good are automatic brakes on cars these days? Two VW models have been praised by top UK research centre Thatcham. Find out why...

 

Stay safe

Pro's and con's of accredited driver-training
Juvenile pillion riders? Play safe...
Need a family ride? SA's top Mommy Cars
Mom's driving-school dream come true
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Something may be concerning you and this puts a dampener on your spirits. You may need to take a closer look into documents, forms...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.