Motorists caught using cellphones
Cape Town - Cape Town traffic officers nabbed 19 drivers using their cellphones within 90 minutes of the start of an awareness campaign, a newspaper reported on Sunday.
Sunday newspaper Rapport reported the city was now considering starting a database so that by a third similar offence, the offender's cellphone would be seized.
Such an offender would be allowed to remove the SIM card but would only get the phone back after a payment.
Driving with a cellphone in your hand may cost you a fine of R500.
Johannesburg metro police spokesperson Supt Edna Mamonyane said it was becoming a serious problem as innocent people died due to drivers who used their cellphones behind the wheel.