Time to curb SA’s reckless driving
WHILE we celebrate, it is heartbreaking that some did not make it to welcome and embrace the new year, all because of reckless driving.
Every year we hear the same narratives about safe driving but unfortunately they fall on deaf ears.
To a certain extent we know the cause of these road accidents.
Fatigue, distractions because of use of cellphones while driving, over-speeding to make quick bucks, festive euphoria and reckless overtaking are some of the habits that cause road accidents.
Taxi drivers are a law unto themselves, and believe me, most of the road accidents involve taxis, and as a result we lose innocent souls.
A new action plan must be carved if we are to curb the number of fatalities on our roads – harsher punishment for those who disobey the rules of the road, a complete ban on the use of cellphones while driving, and maybe the speed limits and rules of overtaking must also be readdressed. Harsher punishment will act as a deterrent to would-be transgressors.
It is time for our law enforcement agents to knuckle down and make sure the rules of the road are followed.
Bribers and those who accept bribes must be dealt with severely.
For the past years we have been stuck on plan A, it is time for plan B – knuckle down to save innocent souls. Hilbrow