Today is the last day for the
public to make their submissions on the proposed lowering of blood alcohol
level to zero.
Currently the National Road
Traffic Amendment Bill allows for drivers to have up to two alcohol
However the Western Cape
Department of Transport and Public Works said it has strong reservations about
the current proposal but fully supports the need for continual review of the
Siphesihle Dube said while we at the Western Cape Transport Public Works
support the need for continual review of the legislation to ensure that it’s
appropriate for the South African contexts and AIDS as a continued fight
against drunk driving.
Dube said we have strong
reservations on the current proposals as there are still is no scientific
evidence that exists that the current levels are acceptable.
Dube said if they were to be
reduced they would decline the number of accidents and deaths on our roads.
“We also have no proof that
shows that drivers that have had no alcohol are safer than drivers that have
consumed alcohol within the current limit” Dube added.
Labels: Proposal to lower blood alcohol level on the table