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Drinking and Driving

Even small amounts of alcohol can affect your ability to drive. The only option is to avoid alcohol if you are driving.

What is the Blood/Alcohol Limit for Motorists?

The blood/alcohol limit is 0,05g per 100ml of blood.

How Much can I Drink and Stay Under the Limit?

The amount of alcohol you would need to drink to be considered over the limit varies from person to person. It depends on:

  • Your weight.
  • Your gender.
  • Your metabolism.
  • Age (younger people tend to process alcohol more slowly).

To get more detail and advice about alcohol units, please visit our road safety partners at South Africans Against Drink Driving (SADD) by clicking here.

The Effects of Alcohol on Driving:

  • You are less able to judge distances and speed.
  • You may have a tendency to be overconfident and put yourself and other road users at risk.
  • You are less likely to observe traffic signs or other road users.

 Possible Consequences of Driving Drunk:

  • Killing someone else
  • Losing your own life
  • Imprisonment
  • Criminal records
  • Legal costs

Tips:

  • If you intend to drive, the safest option is not to drink.
  • If you have too much to drink, appoint a designated driver or make use of alternate Public Transport.

Emergency Numbers

 

SA Police Services
10111

 
 

Metro Emergency Medical Services
10177

Reports by Citizens

Reckless Driving Avenue de Mist

1 week 6 days ago

The driver did not stop at the stop street at the junction of Ave de Mist and Milner Road. I had to brake to avoid a collision.

Reckless Driving Marine Drive

1 week 6 days ago

White fortune driving in the bus lane.

Other Otto du Plessis West Cosst R27

2 weeks 23 hours ago

Driver throwing cigarettes out of his window, despite me flashing him on 2 occasions

Contact Us

 

Emergency Traffic Control Centre: 021 812 4581
 

 

  • Western Cape Government Contact Centre
  • 0860 142 142

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