KZN roads' blitz continues

2008-10-20 00:00

Nearing the end of Transport Month, the KZN department of Transport (DoT) aims to achieve 100% compliance with safety regulations on its roads.

The department said yesterday it is continuing with its clampdown to ensure roads are free of unroadworthy vehicles and drunk drivers.

DoT spokeswoman Nonkululeko Mbatha released enforcement statistics for October showing that 85 616 vehicles were stopped on KZN roads this month.

• Charges excluding speeding totalled 15 163.

• Speeding charges, including camera traps, totalled 15 588.

• 554 vehicles were suspended for being unroadworthy.

• 449 drivers were arrested for drunk driving and 1 130 for driving without valid licences.

• There were 819 seat belt offences.

Mbatha said there are still a high number of arrests for drunken driving, despitre warnings.

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