Wheels24 has reported that the national Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters’s draft regulations, which include reducing national speed limits on our roads, will be implemented by the end of 2015.
The draft regulations include:
- Drivers to be re-evaluated when renewing a licence
- No more than five people to be carried in a bakkie load bed
- Children not to be transported in a bakkie load bed
- Speed limits to be reduced from 60 to 40 km/h in urban areas, from 100 – 80 km/h in rural areas and from 120 to 100 km/h ion freeways running through residential areas
- Goods vehicles above 9 000 kg to be banned from public roads during peak travelling times.
Wheels24 was told by the Transport department spokesperson, Ishmael Mnisi, that the proposed legislation would have to be presented to his party’s cabinet, be discussed in Parliament and include public input. He said the department hoped to implement the proposed regulations by the end of 2015.
What do you think of these proposed changes? Do you think it will help reduce road deaths on our roads?