New demerit system for non-compliant motorists around the corner

New demerit system for non-compliant motorists around the corner

- The new system will suspend or even cancel the driver's licenses of motorists who fail to pay fines

- The move is aimed at reducing rule-breaking and road accidents

- However, some have criticised the proposal

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A new demerit system for motorists will reportedly be implemented soon.

The system will slap offending drivers with demerit points, which may result in fines or their license being suspended.

The system has been approved by the National Assembly. It is just awaiting Cyril Ramaphosa's signature before it will become law.

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Additionally, the system will block road users from receiving new driver's licenses and vehicle licenses if they fail to pay fines. 

The ANC says the new system is aimed at reducing lawlessness on South Africa's roads, which claim thousands of lives every year in accidents.

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However, some have slammed the bill, calling it unconstitutional.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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