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.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. 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
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


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 network.


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.