The Automobile Association (AA) has said that traffic law departments which do not make every effort to mitigate the impact of rolling blackouts on traffic congestion are failing motorists in the towns and cities they serve.
It added that excuses by traffic departments based on a lack of resources cannot be accepted any longer.
“The rolling blackouts by the power utility Eskom are a major blow to South Africa’s already embattled economy,” the AA said.
“We have consistently reminded motorists to remain calm in the traffic, to obey the rules of the road at all times, and to adjust their attitudes to accommodate for unforeseen scenarios. But traffic law enforcers seem to believe it is business as usual for them when it is anything but,” the AA said.
“Erecting roadblocks or traffic stops to check for expired licence discs to fuel revenue is not an appropriate response – traffic law enforcement across the country needs to do better.”
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The Automobile Association said that traffic law departments which do not make every effort to mitigate the impact of rolling blackouts on traffic congestion are failing motorists.