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2013-01-04 08:14

2100 DRUNK DRIVERS IS DISGUSTING: The staggering amount of drunk drivers arrested on our roads during December 2012 is deplorable but is a lifetime driving ban the answer?

JOHANNESBURG - The Inkatha Freedom Party has called for a lifetime licence ban for drivers guilty of drunk-driving on South Africa's roads.

IFP spokesman Velaphi Ndlovu said: "It is shocking to note that the festive season is not even officially over and already 1279 people have been killed on South Africa's roads."

The death toll statistics were released by the Road Traffic Management Corporation in January 2013.

NO MORE COPS IN BUSHES

Ndlovu said if people were caught driving under the influence of alcohol their  driving licence should be revoked permanently.

Since December 2012, the department of transport said, more than 2100 drivers had been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

The IFP welcomed the arrests but called on traffic officers to stop hiding when monitoring the roads.

Ndlovu said: "The IFP also calls for an end to traffic officers hiding behind bushes to trap speeding drivers. We believe the public can be better served by traffic officers who are more visible and therefore prevent accidents."

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