Easter warning: Traffic officials out in full force

2008-03-20 00:00

Authorities are taking a tough stance once again on the prevention of high Easter weekend death tolls and traffic officials will be out in force to arrest drunk drivers this weekend.

Transport Department spokesperson, Zinhle Mngomezulu, warned yesterday that roadblocks will be set up throughout the province, throughout the Easter period, and that drivers arrested for drunk driving would be immediately arrested.

“Officers will be doing sobriety testing and will also check the roadworthiness of vehicles.”

She warned that a range of projects and campaigns by the Road Traffic Inspectorate would scrutinise traffic behaviour on the roads and that any pedestrians found on freeways would be arrested.

Today on page 8, The Witness publishes the convictions of drunk drivers thus far this year. Avoid being publicly named and shamed by refusing to drive while drunk.

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