A MUCH-LOVED illegal motor sport - drag racing - will soon be banned if Minister of Transport Sbu Ndebele has his way.
Ndebele announced a clampdown on reckless behaviour that leads to fatalities on the roads at the National Road Safety Summit in Johannesburg at the weekend.
He said a national road safety council should be in place by May. "Drag racing has elevated known criminals to heroes," Ndebele said.
"They use stolen cars because no one in their right mind would spin their cars the way these boys do."
Ndebele said 1400 people were killed on South Africa' s roads every year .