- To the Hon. MEC Kaunda. the Minority Front thanks you and the department for greater traffic officers presence on our roads during the day.
- More are required at night. The demerit system is welcomed but is it not counterproductive if there is rampant fraudulent issuing if licences at some of our licencing centres.
- Cell phone regulations won’t work if it does not become mandatory for cars to have cell phone holders.
- To drive on our roads is costly Hon MEC, do a survey on tyre puncture due to picking up nails on the roads.
- Road maintenance contractors needs to do regular cleaning and surveillance due to items fallen of other vehicles. Telephone numbers to report such individuals should be clearly visible at regular intervals on our roads.
- It is much appreciated that the National department is producing newspaper inserts on road safety campaigns but such road rules must be taught in schools by officials.
- Furthermore, popular champions must be used for television commercials on road safety.
- Finally it’s time we revisit how to regulate differently and our policy makers across departments should look at externalities through a Pigouvian approach which is more likely to cause less welfare loss from manipulation by special interests and may also offer affirmative benefits compared to over-regulating activities through command and control as these are more likely to be hijacked to provide private benefits to some regulatees over others. Hon MEC please consider this, as its benefits are conducive to the transport department and industry.
Hon. MEC, as a party we will spread the 2018 integrated Easter Season plans.
Minority Front MPL KZN Legislature
Debated by: Hon. Shameen Thakur-Rajbansi
Minority Front Leader (KZN Legislature)