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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 - Public Transport Main Road Tokai

2 days 11 hours ago

I was cycling and this taxi pulled out infront of me. When I told him he was wrong he tried to purposely drive me off the road with his taxi until someone hooted at him to stop.

Illegal Parking 56 NEPTUNE STREET

2 days 15 hours ago

THE VEHICLE IS ILLEGALLY PARKED IN OUR PARKING AREA IN FRONT OF OUR PREMISES (NOT PRIVATE PROPERTY) AND IS BLOCKING PARKING FOR CUSTOMERS

Inconsiderate Driving - Public Transport Voortrekker Road

5 days 8 hours ago

I was standing at the pedestrian crossing when the bus "pushed' me out of the way where I ended up facing the island and then proceeded to overtake me illegally as the lanes had not fully me

Contact Us

 

Emergency Traffic Control Centre: 021 812 4581
 

 

  • 021 483 5818
  • 08000 92 468 (08000 WC GMT)
  • (Weekdays from 08:00 to 16:00)

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