Nzimande sends stern warning to drunken drivers

Nzimande sends stern warning to drunken drivers

The Department of Transport has warned motorists that it will be focussing on drunken driver over the upcoming Easter weekend.

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Transport Minister, Blade Nzimande, during the Easter Weekend Satefy Campaign activation on the N1 north bound in Pretoria on Thursday morning. Photo by Neo Motloung.

Transport Minister Blade Nzimande says drinking and driving remains the biggest culprit when it comes to road crashes during the Easter and festive period.

He was speaking an Easter road safety campaign activation on the N1 North outside Pretoria on Thursday morning. 

The minister said there are still a number of South African who do not see anything wrong with driving while drunk.

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“We are clamping down on that now very seriously. That’s why a few weeks ago we were launching this new breathalyzer which is able going to tell us, within 10 minutes how much alcohol do yo have in your blood. Unlike the situation of waiting six months waiting for six months to get blood results.”

Nzimande also sent out a stern warning to traffic officials taking bribes, saying they should lose their jobs.

“If you take brides yo are also a potential murderer.”

The department will increase traffic officials visibility on the most dangerous roads over the weekend, as stats show there is a direct correlation between the crashes and the amount of officers on the road.

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