The rules of the road are becoming tougher in the Republic of South Africa. According to the chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Transport, Dikeledi Magadzi, violators will face a severe punishment. New conditions are also relate to car enthusiasts who drive drunk cars.
As follows from a preliminary report on road safety in the holiday season, from December 1, 2018 to January 8, 2019, on the roads of South Africa died 1,612 people. It was announced on Wednesday, January 16, by Transport Minister Blade Nzimande. So, most people died in the Northern Cape, Free State and Eastern Cape.
In this regard, Dikeledi Magadzi said that today additional measures should be introduced to ensure safety on the roads:
“Such programmes should inspire responsible driving. It is time that government entities and law enforcement agencies take ownership of what happens on the roads. Law enforcement operations on the roads should be enhanced even if it means inconveniencing the road user,” Dikeledi Magadzi stressed.