'Watch out drunk drivers and speedsters' - MEC
By Tarryn Le Chat
13 November 2006
Transport and Public Works MEC Marius Fransman has issued a stern warning to ‘drunk drivers, speed yobs and road hogs’ as traffic authorities prepare for the festive season.
“The authorities would be up to the challenge and his department, with the Department of Community Safety, were to set up a multi-task team where there would be regular road blocks”, said Fransman.
A recent Supreme Courts of Appeal ruling that drunk drivers’ cars may be forfeited to the state has also given the province’s powers a boost.
Fransman’s department is working towards implementing a demerit points system under which the licenses of drunk drivers, frequent speedsters and traffic offenders are to be suspended.