Traffic department must walk talk
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,