The Cape Chamber of Commerce said the new road traffic
regulations which call for the retesting of all drivers every five years, will
present huge logistical problems.
Earlier this year the Special Investigative Unit revealed
that more than 50% of the driving licenses issued between 1998 and 2002 were
President of the Chamber Janine Myburgh said we
would support a more targeted approach in which drivers who have been involved
in road accidents and have accumulated a number of traffic fines are called for
retesting. This would make the retesting programme more targeted and cost
Meanwhile the Chamber has also raised its concern
regarding the proposed lowering of speed limits.
Government wants to reduce the general speed limit
from 60km/h to 40km/h, and has gazetted the proposal.
Myburgh said The 80 km/h speed limit on all urban
and rural roads except freeways is also problematic and will be difficult to
“The quality of rural roads varies considerably and
many of them are extremely good and provide safe driving conditions for speeds
up to 100 km/h and even 120 km/h. Each road should be assessed on its merits
and the appropriate speed limit should be imposed.” Myburgh added.
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