Danie Toerien
2 minute read
23 Nov 2021
6:00 am

Drinking, texting is a nuisance

Danie Toerien

What is it with some people that the moment they find themselves plastered, they grab their phones?

Picture: Gallo Images/Alet Pretorius

Drinking and driving is not something to joke about. Every year, hundreds of people, if not thousands, die on our roads in collisions caused by inebriated people thinking they are fit to get behind a steering wheel and race to wherever they are going, often at lightning speed. For decades, the traffic authorities and the manufacturers of alcoholic beverages have been working together to fight this scourge in our society. While progress has been made, seems that we will never reach a 100% success rate in preventing drunk driving. But there’s another problem which also needs urgent attention when it...