Monday, November 13, 2006

'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.


At Tuesday, 14 November, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that government officials are allowed to speed on our roads? On Monday at 8:30 am a Mercedes SUV and a Toyota sedan with flashing lights and sirens were travelling down the N1 in the direction of Paarl at speeds which were easily in excess of 160 km/hr, their driving style was agressive when nearing slower vehicles, they were clearly endangering the lives of other road users. I turned off at the Oakdale offramp and turned left into a double lane highway where the speed limit is 60 km/hr, a speeding camera with grinning official was present. I felt a tinge of rebellion stirring, and I am a tax-paying law abiding citizen.


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