D-Day for South Africa’s planned driving rules, including license plate changes
Stakeholders have until today (Wednesday 20 January) to submit comments on the national road traffic amendment bill, which promises a number of changes for South African drivers.
The most widely reported change is the proposed total ban on the use and consumption of alcohol by all motor vehicle operators on public roads in South Africa.
The bill does this by removing the reference to any alcohol content in the blood or breath of motor vehicle drivers on the road in South Africa.
The National Highway Traffic Act (NRA) currently allows those who have consumed alcohol to get behind the wheel as long as they are below the blood alcohol limit.
For normal drivers, the alcohol concentration in any blood sample should be less than 0.05 grams per 100 milliliters, and in …