Cell seizure the right call: iLIVE
I must applaud the Western Cape government for introducing legislation that gives traffic authorities the power to confiscate cellphones used while driving.
Too many road users still flout the law. Illegally using your cellphone while driving endangers the lives of other motorists.
My view is that a one-ton hunk of steel and glass could be classified as a weapon of mass destruction if the driver is not fully focused on the job at hand.
I am not sure of the statistics but I know that the overwhelming majority of accidents occur due to driver negligence, not mechanical failure. In fact, calling a collision an "accident" is a misnomer.
Unfortunately, it often takes something like a serious collision for people to take heed of the importance of responsible driving.
The traffic authorities are there to enforce the law, but the responsibility lies with drivers to obey these laws.
I hope many other provinces follow the Western Cape's example by implementing more stringent road safety measures so we can reduce the senseless carnage that happens on our roads every day.