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Transport Minister Mbalula pleased with Durban July road safety campaign

The department launched #LiveBeyondJuly Road Safety campaign with the objective of reducing the road carnage.

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula during the #LiveBeyondJuly road safety campaign. Picture: @DoTransport/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG – Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said he was pleased that the number of road accidents have declined during the Durban July weekend compared to previous years.

The department launched #LiveBeyondJuly road safety campaign with the objective of reducing the road carnage.

Over 100 people have been arrested since Friday, most of them for drunken driving.

The department's spokesperson Ayanda-Allie Paine said that the campaign has been a big success.

“We’ve seen 100 people arrested for a number of infringements; the most dominant there being drunk driving.

“For example, we saw a driver from one of the e-hailing services seven times over the legal limit of alcohol consumption before one gets behind the wheel of a car.”