The Law on Drunk Driving

The Law on Drunk Driving

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Because of its dangers to drivers, passengers and pedestrians, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a criminal offence in South Africa. If convicted, you could face up to six years in jail and/or have your driver’s licence suspended for six months or more.

You may not drive or sit in the driver's seat when the engine is running if under the influence of any narcotic drugs or the alcohol in your blood or breath exceeds the permissible level. It is a criminal offence to refuse to provide a blood or a breath sample.

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