Alcohol-Consumption-by-PassengersQuestion:

I would like clarification on the rule in South Africa regarding the consumtion of alcohol by a passenger in a vehicle and also the transport of alcohol in that vehicle. Could you advise what the Rules of the Road say about this?

Answer:

At present this is not covered in Road Traffic legislation. Persons may be charged for drinking in public in terms of local by-laws.

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  1. Hanneli Claasen

    Alcohol is allowed to be transported in a vehicle. The law states nothing about alhol consumption by passengers in a vehicle, only the driver. The charge is Driving whilst under the influence of intoxicating liquor with a blood alcohol level not more than 0,05%

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