Western Cape Provincial Road Traffic Bill | Western Cape Government

Western Cape Provincial Road Traffic Bill

(Department of Transport and Public Works, Western Cape Government)
Summary
Road Traffic Bill

The Western Cape Provincial Road Traffic Bill has been published in the Provincial Gazette and is open for public comment until 20 September 2012.

Members of the public are also encouraged to make written submissions of their proposed regulations to the Department of Transport and Public Works.

Regulations being drafted include:

Blue Light Convoy

Blue Lights
The banning of the use of blue lights by VIP transport in the Province, unless in the case of a confirmed threat to the life of the VIP.

Bicycle Law
The introduction of 1.5 metre passing law for bicycles.

 

Regulations being considered include:

 

Protecting Children

  1. Child restraints regulations that would ban shared seating and mandate the use of seatbelts, rear and forward facing child seats, and booster seats, as appropriate to age. Harsh penalties for non-compliance would be applied.
  2. Introducing an additional offence for reckless behaviour with children in the vehicle, such as speeding, drunk driving or cellphone use. The penalties for this offence would increase should the child not be correctly restrained.
  3. Banning overtaking of stopped school buses and scholar transport vehicles, which will concurrently be marked with additional chevrons and a stop sign.
seatbelt Seatbelts
The introduction of personal fines for passengers not wearing seatbelts.Worldwide, massive gains have been made through the introduction of compulsory seatbelts.
speed Speed
The reduction of speed limits throughout the province by 10 km/h is being considered, e.g. 120 km/h becomes 110 km/h, and 80km/h becomes 70 km/h. In addition, a mandatory 40 km/h and 30 km/h zones for shops, schools and areas of high pedestrian concentration is being considered.

The public is encouraged to submit their comments on the Bill, in writing, to the Western Cape Provincial Parliament on or before 20 September 2012 to:

Postal Address:
The Secretary
Western Cape Provincial Parliament
Attention: Mr M Sassman
PO Box 648
Cape Town
8000

E-mail: msassman@wcpp.gov.za

Fax: 021 487 1685

Details for submissions are in the Western Cape Provincial Road Traffic Bill.


The public can submit comments on suggested future regulations in writing to Hector Eliot, Head of Ministry: Transport and Public Works:

Physical Address:
9 Dorp Street
Cape Town
8000

Postal Address:
Private Bag x9185
Cape Town
8001

E-mail: Hector.Eliot@westerncape.gov.za

Fax: 021 483 9471

 

 

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