Motorists could lose their driving licence
29 December 2010
The transport department is going hard after reckless and drunk drivers.
Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele says motorists may go into the New Year, with a suspended licence if they continue to disobey the rules.
Ndebele says first-time offenders can have their licences suspended for six-months, in addition to a fine and jail time. Second- and third-time offenders could see their road privileges revoked for five- and ten-years respectively.
As part of the Make Roads Safe campaign and the New Rolling Enforcement Plan during the week from the 20th to the 27th of December 2010, more than 280 000 vehicles and drivers were stopped and checked.
Thousands of fines issued for various traffic offences; more than 560 drunk drivers were arrested and more than 50 drivers arrested for speeding.