Tough laws ahead for drivers


It’s enough to give seasoned drivers sleepless nights, especially those who try to evade fines or take to the road in bangers older than 10 years.

And younger drivers might even lose their newly acquired licences if they don’t behave properly on the roads.

The long arm of the law will be increasing its stranglehold on drivers who break the law if the proposed changes to the National Road Traffic Act get the green light.

And one of these changes is that vehicles older than 10 years will have to be tested for road­worthiness every second year.

The recently announced proposed changes have everyone talking – but if you want to complain you have only until 6 July to do so.

YOU’s Lara Atson takes a look at the proposed changes and how it could affect drivers. Read more in YOU 5 July 2012.

Follow YOU on Twitter.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
Read your favourite magazine in a convenient PDF form.
Read now