Call to bring drivers to book
By Chanel September
21 September 2006
A high number of drivers in the province go unpunished because of the government’s inability to enforce traffic laws and bring non-complainant motorist to book, parliament heard earlier this week.
Transport portfolio committee chairman Jeremy Cronin told parliament on Monday that 30% of motorists in the country did not pay their traffic fines. According to the Cape Argus a draft resolution on the fatalities and injuries on the country’s roads was presented in parliament.
Some political parties were, however, not impressed with Cronin’s input, saying that the outcry of South African roads is a national disaster.