PMB has the most drunk drivers

2008-04-29 00:00

PIETERMARITZBURG has the most drunk drivers, traffic statistics have revealed.

Of the 223 motorists charged for drunken driving during the Freedom Day long weekend, 158 were arrested in Pietermaritzburg.

KZN Transport spokeswoman Zinhle Mngomezulu said an analysis of enforcement statistics reveals a continuing increase in the number of people charged for drunken driving. She said 11 of those arrested in Pietermaritzburg were minibus taxi drivers.

The second worst place is Durban’s restaurant area of Florida Road, where 49 arrests were made on Saturday night.

Mngomezulu said 22 drivers were arrested for speeding and 650 fines were issued to drivers and passengers for not wearing seatbelts. Many of those stopped were fined for talking on cellphones while driving.

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