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Department launches its sobriety campaign

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The aim of the campaign will be to create awareness on the adverse effects of alcohol abuse

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AS PART of its festive season activities, the Northern Cape Department of Transport, Safety and Liaison has declared a “Weekend of Sobriety” to tackle both substance abuse (alcohol) and drinking and driving in the Province.

The aim of the campaign will be to create awareness on the adverse effects of alcohol abuse, discourage drinking and driving, encourage responsible drinking and promote the reduction of alcohol consumption in communities.

“The schedule starts this morning, a day popularly known as Phuza (drinking) Thursday in some communities, as research indicates that it is when road crashes and crimes related to alcohol consumption increase,” department spokesperson, Keitumetse Moticoe, said yesterday.

Today’s programme will include initiatives by Sports Against Crime Activities to mobilise young people in the fight against alcohol abuse.

Saturday’s public holiday activities will include a Road Safety Education campaign to inculcate safe road behaviour amongst the youth at a popular hangout spot in Galeshewe.