Drunken driving linked road accidents a worry

Motor vehicle accidents attributable to drunken driving are a common sight on the national roads PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Motor vehicle accidents attributable to drunken driving are a common sight on the national roads PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

More needs to be done to curb the escalating road deaths as fatalities involving drunken drivers after night life activities continue to spiral out of control and claim people’s lives, Mmegi Staffer PINI BOTHOKO writes

It is disappointing that the drunken driving trends, in spite of stringent measures taken over the years, continue to spiral out of control. There have been several deliberate and concerted efforts to limit alcohol consumption and drunken driving such as the introduction of steeper traffic fines, raising the alcohol levy, and increasing police presence on the roads to mention but a few.

What is even more saddening is the fact that often when drivers are engaging in their drinking and driving sprees, they are usually carrying more lives in their drunk-driven vehicles, resulting in high possibilities of fatalities as experienced in recent years. This past week 10 lives were lost on the national roads with the police identifying most of the accidents as alcohol-related with the most dangerous time on the road being after midnight on weekends.


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