There is a certain group of working people who, when festive season comes along, have to knuckle down to probably the most stressful time of their working year.
While we are all out having fun, they must do their best to keep us safe.
We’re talking about the law, the traffic police and others who man the roadblocks, do the breathalysers, and clear up after the horrendous crashes that happen, mostly with drunk and highly irresponsible drivers.
The cops need some props, and not for us to resent their operations.
The major roadblocks along Western Cape routes over this time help to make sure cars are fit for the road and drivers are fit to drive them. The alternative is not worth considering.