Transport authorities have slated drivers for continuing to drive while under the influence of liquor, saying 60-65 percent of all road fatalities, specially those over weekends, are as a result of alcohol abuse by drivers.
The department of transport and the Road Traffic Management Corporation have called for drastic interventions and a complete mind-shift on the part of road-users to curtail the carnage.
Crashes have claimed more than 1000 lives since December 1 and left many others injured.
Transport minister Ben Martins said: “Since the beginning of the festive season, more than 2000 drivers have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
“These are people who deliberately ignore the dangers associated with driving under the influence of alcohol and go on to endanger the lives of other road-users.