Traffic officers at the Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) in the Western Cape, South Africa, are running a #BoozeFreeRoads campaign to help curb drinking and driving.

Officers will conduct alcohol blitz roadblocks every weekend throughout the Western Cape. In addition, Random Breath Testing (RBT) operations will see motorists stopped and tested.

“The simple fact is that alcohol and roads don’t mix,” said Kenny Africa, DTPW Chief Director, Traffic Management. “Whether you are driving, walking, or riding a motorbike or bicycle, don’t drink. Even small amounts of alcohol can impair your ability to make sound decisions, safely operate a vehicle, or walk safely near traffic.”

DTPW statistics show a total of 506 RBT and alcohol blitz operations were executed between 1 April 2019 to 22 June this year at all Western Cape traffic centres, resulting in 51,819 alcohol screenings and 576 DUI arrests.

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