No Mercy for Road Law Transgressors

10 November 2014.

The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal calls on the MEC of Transport, Willies Mchunu to ensure that there is no mercy shown to transgressors of our road laws as we approach this festive season, that is, if he is serious about eradicating road accidents. 

"We need more traffic officers on our roads in the same way we need more hospitals in our country, more schools and more poverty alleviation programmes.

We urge traffic officials to show no mercy to transgressors of our road laws.

The high number of deaths on our roads during the holiday season can be prevented through effective policing and law enforcement," said IFP Leader in the KZN Legislature, Mr Blessed Gwala, MPL. 

"We further call for the immediate introduction of an objectively verifiable schedule system for all long distance bus drivers to ensure that they take proper rests during their trips so as to eradicate the prospect of road accidents due to fatigue. This will also assist in preventing bus companies from abusing bus drivers by allocating them unacceptably long working hours.

Passengers using bus transport should insist on seeing roadworthy certificates before they board buses," continued Mr Gwala. 

"The IFP re-iterates its call for maximum criminal sanction for all convicted drunk drivers. They simply cannot be allowed to destroy the lives of innocent people with such impunity. The department must also engage with other provinces using KwaZulu-Natal roads to develop a co-ordinated plan of action in order to reduce carnage on the roads," concluded Mr Gwala.


Issued by:

Mr Blessed Gwala, IFP Leader in the KZN Legislature, 078 290 5842

For Media Enquiries:
IFP KZN Legislature Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675