- The Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula wants people to take speeding seriously
- He plans on denying bail to those breaking the speed limit
- Mbalula also intends on implementing randoms searches and alcohol tests
Fikile Mbalula, Transport Minister, has stated that he wants to deny bail to drivers who are caught speeding in an attempt to reduce the death toll on the roads during the festive season.
Briefly.co.za learned that in addition to this, he wants traffic officers to be visible and conduct random stop and searches as well as alcohol testing.
"We are going to [use] guerilla tactics: working on those who break the law, including policing police officers who basically take bribes. That is going to intensify for the reminder, up until we release the statistics on the 23rd of January."
Mbalula does not intend to end the policy after the festive season but continue through 2020 with traffic officers on the roads at all times according to enca.com.
"The law must bite. It cannot be business as usual.
"Drink and driving: it's a mess, it causes carnage. I intend to come down heavy going forward in terms of the law - I want people in jail for drink and driving. I want them to be locked up because when you leave your house, your area of entertainment drunk behind the wheel you'll cause accidents, death on the roads, including to yourself. I'm saving yourself from yourself through the law," he said.
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