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Easter weekend: KZN authorities make 114 drunk driver arrests
One hundred and fourteen drunk drivers have been arrested with over 13,000 different charges opened.
JOHANNESBURG – The Kwazulu-Natal Transport and Community Safety Department says it’s a collective responsibility between motorists and law enforcement agencies to stop the carnage on the roads during this time. Meanwhile in Gauteng, traffic police have warned motorists that disobeying the rules of the road will have fatal consequences - not only for drivers but other motorists and their families.
The department says 114 drunk drivers have been arrested with more than 13,000 different charges opened since last Friday, thanks to successful Easter weekend road operations.
Law enforcement agencies have been conducting overnight operations in the province as part of ongoing Easter weekend operations.
Spokesperson Kwanele Ncalane has warned drunk drivers and speedsters particularly on the national routes into Durban.
“Our appeal is for motorists to work with us in making sure we’re safe from the unnecessary carnage on our roads. We believe all of us ought to play a role.”
Four people, including a two babies and their mother, have been killed in Everton in the Vaal after another driver failed to stop.
It’s understood an Opel Astra carrying four people crashed into a bakkie carrying six people.
Gauteng traffic police spokesperson Obed Sibasa says three of the bakkie's occupants and three passengers in the car are in a critical condition.
“Please respect and abide by the rules of the roads.”
(Edited by Tamsin Wort)
Meanwhile in Gauteng, traffic police have warned motorists that disobeying the rules of the road will have fatal consequences - not only for drivers but other motorists and their families.