Reckless drivers in the minority: iLIVE
The death toll has dropped drastically from almost 300 last year to more than 150 for this year. Any loss of life on our roads is inexcusable, but we also need to take stock of the positive achievements.
Still, it looks as if, no matter how hard the department tries, there are certain individuals on our roads who are hell-bent on causing havoc and contributing to the loss of life. This was clearly displayed this past long weekend.
More than 400 people were arrested for driving while drunk. This is a big number and, to an extent, it shows some people do not take the laws seriously.
As if this is not enough, according to media reports more than 30 people abandoned their vehicles and fled on foot when they saw traffic officials. They knew they were in the wrong and were going to land up behind bars.
It is characters like these who need to be dealt with seriously by the law because they are a menace to society. They are a minority who have no respect for human lives. They deserve to be treated like criminals because they continue to mar the efforts of traffic officers and to endanger lives.
According to media reports, the behaviour of motorists over Easter was "satisfactory". The Road Traffic Management Corporation said most drivers obeyed the rules of the road. This leaves us with a minority of reckless people.