Over 300 people already arrested for drunk driving over Easter weekend

Over 300 people already arrested for drunk driving over Easter weekend

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has reported that more than 300 South Africans have been arrested over the Easter weekend so far, on the grounds of driving while intoxicated. The corporation added that more have also been nabbed for speeding during this festive time.

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Over 300 South African drivers have been taken in by traffic officers over this Easter weekend alone, all for driving under the influence of alcohol.

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According to eNCA, the RTMC has reported that another 200 drivers have been arrested for speeding over the last couple of days.

So far, the highest vehicle speed recorded over this Easter period was 196 kilometres per hour, in Gauteng.

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Briefly.co.za gathered that RTMC will be making preparations to deal with high volumes of traffic towards the end of the long weekend, when many South Africans will be returning to their homes from vacation spots.

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The corporation warns drivers to be cautious during this time.

Drivers are also urged to take regular stops when driving long distances, in order to combat symptoms of fatigue.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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