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Overstrand traffic concerned at high number of unlicensed drivers

Mar 26, 2019
Overstrand traffic concerned at high number of unlicensed drivers

Hermanus - Many roadblocks will be conducted throughout the month of March and April at various locations in the Overstrand, the Overstrand Municipality said on Tuesday.

"The R43 De Kelders roadblock saw traffic officers stopping vehicles to check that they were roadworthy. The officials also checked driver’s licences," said Overstrand Municipality spokesperson, Riana Steenkamp.

"Among the offences listed at the Pearly Beach Cross and R43 were failing to wear a seatbelt, driving without a license and driving vehicles with worn tyres."

She said that at the R44 Kleinmond Heuningkloof roadblock, several fines were issued for violations such as overloading and expired vehicle license discs.

Overstrand Municipality urges road users to obey rules of the road

"During a roadblock held on the R43 Kwaaiwater, motorists were fined for not wearing seat belts, not stopping at stop streets and driving without a license," Steenkamp added.

"We urge road users to ensure they obey the rules of the road and to be courteous to fellow road users.

"Always remember that drinking and driving is a serious crime. Random Breath Testing (RBT) units operating in the Overstrand can intercept you at any time, day or night."

The National Road Travel Act 1996 states that it is against the law to drive a motor vehicle without a valid licence. 

While driving without a licence in South Africa isn't usually an arrestable offence, in most cases the offence is settled with an on the spot fine unless a road incident has occurred.

The fine for driving without a license is R1 250.

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