Alcohol remains the leading factor in motor vehicle deaths. Worldwide estimates suggest that nearly 39 percent of FATAL crashes involve alcohol use. In South Africa, drunk drivers are seldom caught and when they are, pay small fines, often after having caused fatal accidents.
The issues are enforcement, public awareness and increased investment in solutions. Your signature will enable us to petition the South African government to devote more resources to these effrts.
Please forward this link to anyone who might wish to assist. Thanks in advance for your assistance.
Group Information: The petitioning group is comprised of concerned family and friends of Jonathan Hoffman who was killed when he was hit by a drunk driver on Sunday November 17 2002. The group is conducting a number of activities including public awareness and petitioning of the South African Government.
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http://www.suntimes.co.za/2002/11/24/news/cape/nct02.asp - Sunday Times front page article on the drunk driving incident which spawned this petition.
http://www.cnn.com/2002/US/South/11/21/MADD.ap/index.html - CNN: recent survey tracking increased deaths as a result of drunk driving
http://www.dumetier.com/roadsafety/drinkanddrive.htm - independent research and resource on the drunk driving problem in South Africa
- Mothers Against Drunk Driving is an international organization focused on public awareness and support groups.
http://www.alcoholalert.com/statistics.htm - statistics highlighting drunk driving related accidents in the United States