"In the future, we aim to see a drastic reduction in the number of people either injured or killed on our roads. In order to achieve this, we will be conducting integrated traffic and road safety initiatives that respond directly to the dire situation we so often find on our roads. Our most urgent task is to do all we can to lessen the carnage that is caused each year by reckless and irresponsible behaviour on our roads. "Between 1 December 2016 and 31 January 2017 , a total of 248 deaths have been recorded. Although this number has decreased, the government aim to better it. The period between January to November 2017, has seen a total of 1 230 lives lost on Western Cape roads. Many of these incidents were as a result of reckless or drunk driving. While 372 pedestrians this year were killed while under the influence.
"The RBT model is based on those used successfully around the world, in countries like Australia. Lessons for devising the RBT operational model were drawn from Australian states of New South Wales and Victoria, where a 20% reduction in alcohol related traffic injuries was achieved within two years of implementing RBT operations," explains Grant.Since July, over 20 000 motorists have been stopped and screened for alcohol and hundreds of these people have been arrested.
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