WC's Mobility MEC sends warning to drunk drivers

‘’The law will take its own course and come back to bite you.’’

These remarks were made by the Western Cape’s Mobility MEC, Daylin Mitchell who sent a stern warning to drivers who are speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol

This comes after the driver crashed into two traffic vehicles and injured a traffic officer who was attending to an accident scene over the weekend, where yet another pedestrian was knocked down in the middle of the road on the N2 just near the Symphony Way bridge on Saturday evening.

According to Mitchell, the scene was secured but the speeding driver drove though the cones and collided with the stationary traffic vehicles.

One traffic officer was injured and transported to hospital. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Mitchell urged road users to abide by the rules of the road

‘’Speeding is a serious concern, and irresponsible, and dangerous drivers will be dealt with.’’

‘’Never drink and drive. Never drink and walk near a road. If you have been drinking, make other arrangements to get home. If you are stopped by a traffic law enforcement officer and the officer suspects that you are over the legal limit, you will be arrested. If you are convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol, you will have a criminal record. Make sure that you can see other road users and that they can see you in the rain, mist and fog of winter. Keep a safe following distance when visibility is poor, especially when the road is wet. Take careful note of pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists,’’ added Western Cape’s Mobility MEC, Daylin Mitchell.


PICTURE: Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works

Done By: Mitchum George


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