1 500 drunk drivers arrested

2010-12-23 13:22

About 1 500 drunk drivers have been arrested country-wide since the beginning of December, the national transport department said today.

“From 1 to 21 December 1.1 million vehicles and drivers were checked, and 1 500 drunk drivers arrested with 40 percent of these being female,” department spokesperson Logan Maistry said.

Since October 1 more than 1.5 million fines had been issued for various traffic offences.

About a third of them related to drivers not carrying their driving licences.

More than 20 000 unroadworthy vehicles, including several buses and taxis, were taken off the road over the same period and more than 4 000 drunk drivers arrested.

More than 860 people had died in road accidents since the start of the festive season.

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