5 traffic offences that may soon get your car impounded in W Cape

The Western Cape Transport Department has published a draft bill that aims to impose stricter sanctions on traffic offenders in the province.

The draft bill proposes the impounding of vehicles for serious traffic offences, says Transport MEC Donald Grant.

Grant explains that impounding vehicles would be effective where issuing fines falls short.

He says that transport officials only collect 30% of all traffic fines issued, indicating a need for more stringent enforcement.

We've got to find a better way to encourage motorist to improve their behaviour and the condition of vehicles on the road.

Donald Grant, W Cape Transport MEC

The five following infringements were identified as appropriate for impounding:

  • illegal street racing
  • unroadworthy motor vehicles
  • unregistered vehicles
  • vehicles with missing or false number plates
  • driving a motor vehicle without a valid drivers licence

Grant says the department established a task team to consider the implications of impounding motor vehicles.

The impact assessment suggested that impounding vehicles for serious traffic offences could improve safety on provincial roads.

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Any person or organisation wishing to comment on the Draft Amendment Bill is asked to submit their public comment before Wednesday 12 October 2016.

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