LETTER: Think out of the box to beat offences

2016-05-10 06:00

With reference to Keith Blake’s letter on driver responsibility (“Driver responsibility”, People’s Post, 3 May) I would say: that is such old hat, nobody even considers it. Otherwise we would not have the chaos on the roads.

Perhaps Mr Blake can start some out-of-the-box thinking again and support me in getting:

1) the courts and insurance companies to insist that after an accident even the “innocent” driver, has to do an advanced driver’s course, at their own expense;

2) all taxi and lorry/bakkie drivers pass a driving test annually before their licence is renewed. Should they fail this test no further licence is issued.’n

This can be coupled at the yearly licence fee.

3) A special court for traffic offences such as parking, wrongful overtaking, speeding and all other ‘simple’ traffic offences be arranged for every 15 000 cars registered be instituted where students-in-law must do a two-year practice.

The fines they collect most probably will cover the cost of such a court. This court must sit every day, even at week-ends, so that those visiting over the holiday time can pay their fines at once.

There must be enough retired traffic officers with plenty of years experience and an additional study course, to fill such positions.

Come Mr Blake, I am sure you will have more ideas so that in future you will say “my letter in the People’s Post of 3 May should have said that”.

Mieke Gordon Glencairn Heights

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