According to Andrew Le Roux, CE of Old Mutual iWYZE, it is frightening the number of South African drivers still high risk towards the road after having a few drinks.
“We all know that it’s not recommended to drive after drinking, but when you’re out having a great time it’s not hard to forget how much you’ve had to drink,” Le Roux says. “You may think you’re fine, but if you have had a lot more than two beers or a single glass of wine, you might test within the legal limit, with respect to the period of time which has passed as your last drink as well as your weight.”
“It’s obviously best not to drink and drive at all,” says Le Roux “and if you do have a drink, arrange transport home or have a designated driver. If you don’t, it could set you back:
“If you will drink, even if it’s just one drink, then you shouldn’t drive whatsoever. Rather arrange for a good start home than need to accept your conscience and the financial loss of an alcohol-related car crash.” Le Roux concludes.
Old Mutual iWYZE launched the iDriveWYZE initiative in June 2012 to teach and inform the general public concerning the dangers and impact of drunk driving. Along with their partners, who include Breathalysers.co.za and Drive Dry, they establish stands at events in your area round the country to raise awareness among the attendees concerning the implications of drunk driving.
Visitors towards the iWYZE stands are supplied with educational material and asked to have a free breathalyser test to check on their alcohol levels during and before leaving the big event.? Additionally, they sell disposable breathalysers to attendees who want to be able to test themselves in the future and also the funds are donated to SADD and the Pebbles Project.
Between January and August 2019, iWYZE breathalysed 11 476 individuals at 52 events around the country, and raised awareness in many much more about the dangers of drunk driving.
To learn more about how iDriveWYZE educates and saves lives, visit www.iDriveWYZE.co.za, join them on Facebook at iDriveWYZE, or follow them on Twitter @iDriveWYZE