Thursday, September 22, 2011

Proposed cut in the speed limit will not make roads safer

By Lelethu Mquqo
21 September 2011


Transport union Satawu says Minister Sibusiso Ndebele’s plan to reduce the maximum speed limit is a futile idea that will not make roads safer.

Ndebele said he intended asking Cabinet to cut the maximum speed limit from 120-kilometres-per-hour to 100-kilometres-per-hour, and referred to studies conducted in countries such as Australia.

Satawu says Ndebele should rather look at strengthening law enforcement, providing reliable and safe public transport, maintaining existing roads and clamping down on corrupt officials.

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