Zero limit on alcohol consumption before driving proposed

The national Department of Transport is proposing a ZERO limit on alcohol consumption before driving.

It’s one of the changes outlined in the Draft National Road Traffic Amendment Bill gazetted last week for public comment.

The proposed new section of law states: “Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs having a narcotic effect (is) prohibited”.

The proposal is that “No person shall on a public road (a) drive a vehicle, or (b) occupy the driver’s seat of a motor vehicle, the engine of which is running, while there is a concentration of alcohol in any specimen of blood taken from any part of his or her body”.

The public have until the 27th of February to comment.

Dr. David Klatzow weighs in on the proposal:

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