'Drunk driving as dangerous as a person waving a loaded pistol' - Thousands admit to drinking and driving on SA's roads

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 <I>Image: Western Cape Department of Transport</I>
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Western Cape Department of Transport

The 2017/18 SAPS annual crime statistics reveals major concerns for motorists in South Africa. SAPS reports 86 160 cases of motorists driving under the drugs and alcohol, an increase of 14.8% (2015/16).

READ: 'One of the most dangerous road traffic offences' - Drunk driving continues to be a scourge on SA roads: nearly 15% increase in DUI

We asked our readers whether they drink and drive and 32% of 15 000 respondents said yes; 21% said they don't drink and  drive because they believe traffic officials have clamped down heavily on DUI. We've included the results of our poll and reader responses at the end of this article.


What do you think should be done to curb drunk driving in South Africa? Email us

Read our vote poll and also what our readers have to say about DUI further below: 



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