Only 45 000 petitioned to ban the ‘blue light brigade’

2011-12-02 00:00

THE Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) Petition to ban “blue light brigades” closed at midnight on Wednesday.

National Chairman Howard Dembovsky said so far the projects’ petition to ban “blue light brigades” has gained just over 45 000 signatories in three weeks. Dembovsky said whilst the figure is not nearly as high as they would like it to be, they are not disappointed and consider this to be quite an achievement in comparison to other petitions that have been mounted in the country which have taken considerably longer to garner even lower support counts. “Judging by many of the comments received, motorists are truly fed up with the recklessness and disregard for their safety that has been shown by many so-called “blue light brigades”, said Dembovsky in a statement yesterday.

Eighteen year-old Thomas Ferreira, who was hit by a BMW X5, allegedly driven by the driver of Gauteng housing MEC, Humphrey Mmemezi on November 5, 2011 remains in a coma but is apparently going to be transferred to a rehabilitation centre shortly. Ferreira has missed the opportunity to write his matric exams and his family face ruinous medical bills, Dembovsky said. — WR.

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