Woman goes 62 years without traffic fine

2012-03-13 22:26

Cape Town - An 80-year-old driver was honoured on Tuesday as a "sterling example" for going 62 years without a single traffic fine, in a country where 40 people are killed on the roads every day.

Hazel Souma was handed a certificate for her blemish-free run of more than six decades by Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele.

"Miss Souma's unblemished driving record and sterling example is proof that we can put an end to the carnage on our roads," he said.

South Africa's roads regularly see reckless driving, with a motorcyclist on Monday caught for travelling at more than 220km/h in a 120km/h zone.

While death tolls have dipped slightly, more than six million fines were issued between October 2010 and last year and more than 21 000 drunk drivers arrested.

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