RANDOM DRUG TESTING for public transport drivers, a “three-strike” rule for PSV operators and penalties for vending and buying from vendors on the ABC Highway are just three of the changes Cabinet is considering in the most comprehensive overhaul of the Road Traffic Act in three decades.
However, the final draft of the dozens of new road rules – the first major amendment since 1984 – does not include the mooted breathalyser testing.
According to the document submitted to Cabinet, the wide-ranging changes to the legislation are aimed at solving the traffic management challenges confronting the Ministry of Transport and Works (MTW) over the past 15 years.
“The ministry’s records indicate a continuous increase in both the number of vehicular traffic and licensed drivers. Correspondingly, there has been an increase in the level of negative behaviour and attitudes on the roads, particularly among public service vehicle (PSV) operatives,” it said.
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