Over 50 Gauteng motorists arrested for drunk driving

Gauteng townships are now being closely monitored after a series of serious accidents.

FILE: Officials say traffic on the provinces freeways has subsided today after thousands made their way to their holiday destinations yesterday. Picture: SAPS.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng traffic police say more than 50 people have been arrested overnight for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Officials say traffic on the provinces freeways has subsided today after thousands made their way to their holiday destinations yesterday.

Gauteng townships are now being closely monitored after a series of serious accidents.

Yesterday, six people were killed in the Vaal township of Everton when a speeding car drove through a stop sign and crashed into a bakkie.

Traffic police spokesperson Obed Sibasa said, "From late yesterday and earlier today, fatal crashes have occurred in townships and we are appealing to road users in townships to please adhere to the rules of the road; if not we are definitely going to arrest people."