Traf­fic de­part­ment must walk talk

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I re­fer to re­ports on Wed­nes­day about a clam­p­down on ir­re­spon­si­ble mo­torists in Trans­port Month.

I nearly fell off my chair with laugh­ter be­cause these cam­paigns go on “blah blah blah”, but the mu­nic­i­pal­ity and traf­fic de­part­ment keep miss­ing the point.

Get the taxis (who break the law on a con­tin­ual and un­con­trolled ba­sis) un­der con­trol and things will nor­malise, but the au­thor­i­ties are too scared to take these law­less driv­ers on be­cause they know that the taxis are in con­trol.

These driv­ers bla­tantly break the law in front of the traf­fic of­fi­cials, yet noth­ing gets done to them.

The traf­fic of­fi­cials sim­ply turn a blind eye and that proves my state­ment.

Traf­fic safety should be a year-round ac­tiv­ity, not just for the month of Oc­to­ber! What about the other 11 months?

Drink­ing and driv­ing is an­other huge prob­lem, but our traf­fic de­part­ment never seems to have road blocks where this gets checked.

I have lived in Port El­iz­a­beth since 1975 and I have never been stopped at a road­block for a breathal­yser check.

These checks need to be done not only at night, but dur­ing the day­time as well.

The au­thor­i­ties in charge need to stop us­ing the phrase “we are go­ing to hit the ground run­ning” be­cause ob­vi­ously when they do hit the ground their wheels sim­ply come off.

Mayor Mongameli Bobani made a state­ment that he wanted to make Port El­iz­a­beth one of the safest cities for 2018.

I say to you, Mr Mayor, wake up from your dream, it ain’t go­ing to hap­pen. Con­cerned law-abid­ing driver,

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