Drunk drivers will be in the spotlight

2018-12-13 06:03

Traffic officers of the Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) and other Law Enforcement agencies will have their hands full making our roads safer over the holiday period. There will again be a strong focus on curbing alcohol consumption as part of the department’s #BoozeFreeRoads campaign.

The importance of a wide-awake, sober driver cannot be over-emphasised and it goes without saying that drivers should refrain from using alcohol when getting behind the wheel, regardless of how far they will be driving, the department says in a statement.

Driving under the influence will remain a strong focus for law enforcement and road safety awareness efforts, the statement says, and too often the role of alcohol in pedestrian road deaths does not get the same attention.

More than 600 pedestrians are killed on Western Cape roads every year – 49% of the total road fatalities. Over 60% of pedestrian corpses tested showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol at the time of death. Most fatalities occurred on weekend nights.

“The simple fact is that alcohol and roads don’t mix,” says Kenny Africa, DTPW Traffic Management chief director.

“Whether you are driving, walking, or riding a motorbike or bicycle, don’t drink. Even small amounts of alcohol can impair your ability to make decisions, operate a vehicle, or walk safely near traffic. If you have friends or family who still drive or walk under the influence, speak to them before someone gets killed or injured. Be a model of responsible behaviour for other road users to follow.”

In addition to ongoing alcohol blitz operations, a special force of Random Breath Testing (RBT) traffic officers will be deployed over this time to stop and test drivers at all times of the day, and at random locations. This effort to curb the scourge of driving under the influence has been strengthened by the Mobile Alcohol Evidentiary Unit. This specialised vehicle is fitted with equipment that can collect evidence next to the side of the road for use in criminal prosecutions.

Traffic officers of the Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) and other Law Enforcement agencies will have their hands full making our roads safer over the holiday period. There will again be a strong focus on curbing alcohol consumption as part of the department’s #BoozeFreeRoads campaign.

The importance of a wide-awake, sober driver cannot be over-emphasised and it goes without saying that drivers should refrain from using alcohol when getting behind the wheel, regardless of how far they will be driving, the department says in a statement.

Driving under the influence will remain a strong focus for law enforcement and road safety awareness efforts, the statement says, and too often the role of alcohol in pedestrian road deaths does not get the same attention.

More than 600 pedestrians are killed on Western Cape roads every year – 49% of the total road fatalities. Over 60% of pedestrian corpses tested showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol at the time of death. Most fatalities occurred on weekend nights.

“The simple fact is that alcohol and roads don’t mix,” says Kenny Africa, DTPW Traffic Management chief director.

“Whether you are driving, walking, or riding a motorbike or bicycle, don’t drink. Even small amounts of alcohol can impair your ability to make decisions, operate a vehicle, or walk safely near traffic. If you have friends or family who still drive or walk under the influence, speak to them before someone gets killed or injured. Be a model of responsible behaviour for other road users to follow.”

In addition to ongoing alcohol blitz operations, a special force of Random Breath Testing (RBT) traffic officers will be deployed over this time to stop and test drivers at all times of the day, and at random locations. This effort to curb the scourge of driving under the influence has been strengthened by the Mobile Alcohol Evidentiary Unit. This specialised vehicle is fitted with equipment that can collect evidence next to the side of the road for use in criminal
prosecutions.

Traffic officers of the Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) and other Law Enforcement agencies will have their hands full making our roads safer over the holiday period. There will again be a strong focus on curbing alcohol consumption as part of the department’s #BoozeFreeRoads campaign.

The importance of a wide-awake, sober driver cannot be over-emphasised and it goes without saying that drivers should refrain from using alcohol when getting behind the wheel, regardless of how far they will be driving, the department says in a statement.

Driving under the influence will remain a strong focus for law enforcement and road safety awareness efforts, the statement says, and too often the role of alcohol in pedestrian road deaths does not get the same
attention.

More than 600 pedestrians are killed on Western Cape roads every year – 49% of the total road fatalities. Over 60% of pedestrian corpses tested showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol at the time of death. Most fatalities occurred on weekend nights.

“The simple fact is that alcohol and roads don’t mix,” says Kenny Africa, DTPW Traffic Management chief director.

“Whether you are driving, walking, or riding a motorbike or bicycle, don’t drink. Even small amounts of alcohol can impair your ability to make decisions, operate a vehicle, or walk safely near traffic. If you have friends or family who still drive or walk under the influence, speak to them before someone gets killed or injured. Be a model of responsible behaviour for other road users to follow.”

In addition to ongoing alcohol blitz operations, a special force of Random Breath Testing (RBT) traffic officers will be deployed over this time to stop and test drivers at all times of the day, and at random locations. This effort to curb the scourge of driving under the influence has been strengthened by the Mobile Alcohol Evidentiary Unit. This specialised vehicle is fitted with equipment that can collect evidence next to the side of the road for use in criminal
prosecutions.

Traffic officers of the Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) and other Law Enforcement agencies will have their hands full making our roads safer over the holiday period. There will again be a strong focus on curbing alcohol consumption as part of the department’s #BoozeFreeRoads campaign.

The importance of a wide-awake, sober driver cannot be over-emphasised and it goes without saying that drivers should refrain from using alcohol when getting behind the wheel, regardless of how far they will be driving, the department says in a statement.

Driving under the influence will remain a strong focus for law enforcement and road safety awareness efforts, the statement says, and too often the role of alcohol in pedestrian road deaths does not get the same attention.

More than 600 pedestrians are killed on Western Cape roads every year – 49% of the total road fatalities. Over 60% of pedestrian corpses tested showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol at the time of death. Most fatalities occurred on weekend nights.“The simple fact is that alcohol and roads don’t mix,” says Kenny Africa, DTPW Traffic Management chief director.

“Whether you are driving, walking, or riding a motorbike or bicycle, don’t drink. Even small amounts of alcohol can impair your ability to make decisions, operate a vehicle, or walk safely near traffic. If you have friends or family who still drive or walk under the influence, speak to them before someone gets killed or injured. Be a model of responsible behaviour for other road users to follow.”

In addition to ongoing alcohol blitz operations, a special force of Random Breath Testing (RBT) traffic officers will be deployed over this time to stop and test drivers at all times of the day, and at random locations. This effort to curb the scourge of driving under the influence has been strengthened by the Mobile Alcohol Evidentiary Unit. This specialised vehicle is fitted with equipment that can collect evidence next to the side of the road for use in criminal prosecutions.

Traffic officers of the Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) and other Law Enforcement agencies will have their hands full making our roads safer over the holiday period.

There will again be a strong focus on curbing alcohol consumption as part of the department’s #BoozeFreeRoads campaign.

The importance of a wide-awake, sober driver cannot be over-emphasised and it goes without saying that drivers should refrain from using alcohol when getting behind the wheel, regardless of how far they will be driving, the department says in a statement.

Driving under the influence will remain a strong focus for law enforcement and road safety awareness efforts, the statement says, and too often the role of alcohol in pedestrian road deaths does not get the same attention.

More than 600 pedestrians are killed on Western Cape roads every year – 49% of the total road fatalities.

Over 60% of pedestrian corpses tested showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol at the time of death. Most fatalities occurred on weekend nights.

“The simple fact is that alcohol and roads don’t mix,” says Kenny Africa, DTPW Traffic Management chief director.

“Whether you are driving, walking, or riding a motorbike or bicycle, don’t drink. Even small amounts of alcohol can impair your ability to make decisions, operate a vehicle, or walk safely near traffic. If you have friends or family who still drive or walk under the influence, speak to them before someone gets killed or injured. Be a model of responsible behaviour for other road users to follow.”

In addition to ongoing alcohol blitz operations, a special force of Random Breath Testing (RBT) traffic officers will be deployed over this time to stop and test drivers at all times of the day, and at random locations. This effort to curb the scourge of driving under the influence has been strengthened by the Mobile Alcohol Evidentiary Unit.

This specialised vehicle is fitted with equipment that can collect evidence next to the side of the road for use in criminal
prosecutions.

Traffic officers of the Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) and other Law Enforcement agencies will have their hands full making our roads safer over the holiday period.

There will again be a strong focus on curbing alcohol consumption as part of the department’s #BoozeFreeRoads campaign.

The importance of a wide-awake, sober driver cannot be over-emphasised and it goes without saying that drivers should refrain from using alcohol when getting behind the wheel, regardless of how far they will be driving, the department says in a statement.

Driving under the influence will remain a strong focus for law enforcement and road safety awareness efforts, the statement says, and too often the role of alcohol in pedestrian road deaths does not get the same attention. Pedestrians suffer

More than 600 pedestrians are killed on Western Cape roads every year – 49% of the total road fatalities.

Over 60% of pedestrian corpses tested showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol at the time of death. Most fatalities occurred on weekend nights.

“The simple fact is that alcohol and roads don’t mix,” says Kenny Africa, DTPW Traffic Management chief director.

“Whether you are driving, walking, or riding a motorbike or bicycle, don’t drink. Even small amounts of alcohol can impair your ability to make decisions, operate a vehicle, or walk safely near traffic.

“If you have friends or family who still drive or walk under the influence, speak to them before someone gets killed or injured. Be a model of responsible behaviour for other road users to follow.”

In addition to ongoing alcohol blitz operations, a special force of Random Breath Testing (RBT) traffic officers will be deployed over this time to stop and test drivers at all times of the day, and at random locations.

This effort to curb the scourge of driving under the influence has been strengthened by the Mobile Alcohol Evidentiary Unit. This specialised vehicle is fitted with equipment that can collect evidence next to the side of the road for use in criminal prosecutions.

Traffic officers of the Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) and other Law Enforcement agencies will have their hands full making our roads safer over the holiday period. There will again be a strong focus on curbing alcohol consumption as part of the department’s #BoozeFreeRoads campaign.

The importance of a wide-awake, sober driver cannot be over-emphasised and it goes without saying that drivers should refrain from using alcohol when getting behind the wheel, regardless of how far they will be driving, the department says in a statement.

Driving under the influence will remain a strong focus for law enforcement and road safety awareness efforts, the statement says, and too often the role of alcohol in pedestrian road deaths does not get the same attention.

More than 600 pedestrians are killed on Western Cape roads every year – 49% of the total road fatalities. Over 60% of pedestrian corpses tested showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol at the time of death. Most fatalities occurred on weekend nights.

“The simple fact is that alcohol and roads don’t mix,” says Kenny Africa, DTPW Traffic Management chief director.

“Whether you are driving, walking, or riding a motorbike or bicycle, don’t drink. Even small amounts of alcohol can impair your ability to make decisions, operate a vehicle, or walk safely near traffic. If you have friends or family who still drive or walk under the influence, speak to them before someone gets killed or injured. Be a model of responsible behaviour for other road users to follow.”

In addition to ongoing alcohol blitz operations, a special force of Random Breath Testing (RBT) traffic officers will be deployed over this time to stop and test drivers at all times of the day, and at random locations. This effort to curb the scourge of driving under the influence has been strengthened by the Mobile Alcohol Evidentiary Unit.

This specialised vehicle is fitted with equipment that can collect evidence next to the side of the road for use in criminal
prosecutions.

Traffic officers of the Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) and other Law Enforcement agencies will have their hands full making our roads safer over the holiday period. There will again be a strong focus on curbing alcohol consumption as part of the department’s #BoozeFreeRoads campaign.

The importance of a wide-awake, sober driver cannot be over-emphasised and it goes without saying that drivers should refrain from using alcohol when getting behind the wheel, regardless of how far they will be driving, the department says in a statement.

Driving under the influence will remain a strong focus for law enforcement and road safety awareness efforts, the statement says, and too often the role of alcohol in pedestrian road deaths does not get the same attention.

More than 600 pedestrians are killed on Western Cape roads every year – 49% of the total road fatalities. Over 60% of pedestrian corpses tested showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol at the time of death. Most fatalities occurred on weekend nights.

“The simple fact is that alcohol and roads don’t mix,” says Kenny Africa, DTPW Traffic Management chief director.

“Whether you are driving, walking, or riding a motorbike or bicycle, don’t drink. Even small amounts of alcohol can impair your ability to make decisions, operate a vehicle, or walk safely near traffic. If you have friends or family who still drive or walk under the influence, speak to them before someone gets killed or injured. Be a model of responsible behaviour for other road users to follow.”

In addition to ongoing alcohol blitz operations, a special force of Random Breath Testing (RBT) traffic officers will be deployed over this time to stop and test drivers at all times of the day, and at random locations. This effort to curb the scourge of driving under the influence has been strengthened by the Mobile Alcohol Evidentiary Unit. This specialised vehicle is fitted with equipment that can collect evidence next to the side of the road for use in criminal prosecutions.

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