Licence suspensions for repeat offenders

2011-10-10 00:00

TRANSPORT MEC Willies Mchunu has warned that repeat traffic offenders will have their licences suspended and have to go for re-testing in a bid to combat road accidents, as most are the result of human error.

Mchunu was addressing a mass funeral of 15 people killed in the horrific accident in Copesville on September 30.

The funeral at Thokozani, Cramond, was attended by more than 2 500 people.

Mchunu said his department will soon begin an audit of its database of all public transport drivers. This will assist in instilling discipline and professionalism in the public transport industry and also monitor drivers’ behaviour on the roads.

“I would like to emphasise that owning a driver’s licence is not a right, but a privilege. Drivers must know that possessing a driver’s licence means you should adhere to the rules of the road, full stop.”

— Witness Reporter.

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