Merit in demerits

Good news is that the new system of merits and demerits for motorists, geared to promote road safety, is now a reality.

Good news is that the new system of merits and demerits for motorists, geared to promote road safety, is now a reality.

The pilot project begins in Pretoria this month after the system was approved last year by Cabinet to be rolled out nationally.

Any effort aimed at reducing our high road carnage and keeping roads safe deserves support. All that is needed now is to ensure the system is strictly enforced by traffic law enforcement agencies to cultivate a culture of safe driving.

Introducing the system piecemeal is useful to help authorities test its practicality and smooth operational rough edges in the early stages.

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