Drunk driver avoidance for truckers

Drunk driver avoidance for truckers
Damian Coetzee
Damian Coetzee

Drunk driver avoidance for truckers: Tips and safety.

Drunk driver avoidance for truckers: Tips and safety with Turing Insights on how to avoid collisions now that alcohol is back.

Someone dies as a result of alcohol-impaired driving every forty-eight minutes in South Africa according to the Center for Disease Control. The CDC also states that roughly one-third of all automobile accidents are the result of impaired driving. These are alarming statistics. Drivers should understand that one of the most dangerous obstacles that they will face while driving is the drunk driver. It is likely that you pass an intoxicated driver quite often without realizing it and it is only a matter of time before someone who has stubbornly decided to drive after having too much to drink puts your life in jeopardy because of their poor decisions.

South Africa has some of the worst road traffic injury statistics in the world. Each year, millions of people are killed or injured on our roads.

These are people who are loved and missed by their families and the impact of the crash will touch hundreds of people and affect many lives. It also impacts on the South African economy and so these lives are not just statistics.

The Department of Transport reports 1714 people died this holiday season, so far.

1 714 people is the equivalent of 5 airplanes crashing over the holiday period. 5 planes!!

Alcohol abuse is behind at least 65% of the incidents.

This is just totally unacceptable.

The main reason it is unacceptable is that many of these deaths (and the injuries which they have not reported) are preventable if the Department followed the best practice measures that are adopted by countries that have dramatically reduced their crashes like UK, Australia, Sweden, etc.

SADD asks every one to get involved to demand safer roads,and fight with us to demand the Governement takes urgent and appropriate action now.

There should be a month of mourning for these people, and an inquiry into the competence of our transport department to deal with the crisis.

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