Search Business Insights
All The Latest Business Trends and Tips
Alcohol abuse plays a role in more than 60% of road deaths in South Africa. Strict new proposals to try and curb drunk driving are being put forward to the Department of Justice. But what are the penalties now in force?
How Much Can You Drink and Still Drive? 23 July 2019
The legal blood alcohol limit in South Africa is 0.05g of alcohol per 100ml of blood. Put differently, it is the equivalent of 0.24mg alcohol per 1000ml of breath. What exactly does this mean to you? In an ideal world, nobody who has had anything to drink will get behind the steering wheel of a car. But we don't live in an ideal world.
You are at a party, and you have had a few drinks. How long does it take for you to be sober enough to drive? There are several things to consider here
Can You Go to Jail for Driving Drunk? 9 July 2019
YES - you can definitely go to jail for drunk driving. And it could be for a lot longer than one night. If you are arrested for drunk driving, you will spend at least one night in a police cell. In certain cases, such as in the case of repeat offenders, you could be looking at six years behind bars. Or 25 years, if your charge is changed to murder.