Minister to get tough on drunk drivers

By Khanyisa Tabata
28 November 2011

Minister of Community Safety Dan Plato has sent his condolences to the families members and friends who lost their over the weekend.

Jo Lennox Media Liaison Officer Ministry of Community Safety says on Friday a head-on collision on Jan Van Riebeeck Road, Paarl claimed the lives of two men.

Four people were killed in another head-on collision on Saturday between Lamberts Bay and Graaf Water. The driver seemingly lost control of the vehicle.

She says an 11 year old girl lost her life on Saturday on the N7 near Clanwilliam when she was struck by the wheel of a passing truck.

“We are approaching another festive season and with increased traffic on our roads come increased risk.

“Our traffic officials are acting without fear or favour against those who disregard the rules of the road, but people need to also take responsibility for safety and must choose to change the behaviour which puts lives at risk,” said Lennox.


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