'Stricter enforcement can curb drunk driving'

An organisation against drunk driving says strict law enforcement is the only way to curb it.

An organisation against drunk driving says strict law enforcement is the only way to curb it.

CAPE TOWN - An organisation against drunk driving says strict law enforcement is the only way to curb driving under the influence.

South Africans Against Drunk Driving has welcomed an instructive by the transport minister, Dipuo Peters, that one million motorists and vehicles must be stopped and checked nationally every month.

More than half of all fatal crashes in the country are alcohol-related.

The organisation's Charlotte Sullivan said, "People need to know that if they drink and drive there will be repercussions. They will lose their licenses or they will go to jail, people drive every day and blatantly ignore the law."