I live near the notorious Linksfield off-ramp where motorists have been trapped driving over the speed limit.
But even with all this evidence and despite all the hard work by traffic officials, road safety is not taken serious by our courts.
Over the Heritage Day long weekend, Netcare 911 reported that they responded to 550 collisions throughout the country.
Arrive Alive statistics show that more than 95percent of accidents in South Africa, are caused by driver negligence such as speeding, tailgating and failing to wear a safety belt.
All of these are enforceable offences, but when drivers are caught for failing to comply they simply get a slap on the wrist.
Surely it is time to actually start punishing road offenders properly?
In England a man was sentenced to 10 weeks in jail for driving at 172kmh on a highway. In South Africa a man caught doing 270kmh only had to pay a R15000 fine and he still kept his licence.
If we want to bring down the road death toll then we need to get serious about enforcement. Record a negligent driver's licence.
Confiscate the cars and prevent further vehicle ownership by those who speed or drive drunk.
Apply community service sentences such as working on road rehabilitation or in a hospital's emergency room.
Brian Goodall, Johannesburg