Middle-Aged Drivers in South Africa Breaking Mobile Bylaw

With the younger generation's familiarity with using hands-free kits, it is mostly middle-aged Cape Town residents that have been caught using their cellphones while driving.

Traffic: The bylaw was implemented in April to stop people from using their phones while driving. Motorists caught red-handed have their cellphones taken away for 24 hours and only get it back after paying a R500 fine.

  • South Africa:  Cape Town Bans Texting and Driving

    Biz-Community, 3 July 2012

    Anyone caught talking on a mobile phone - or sending text messages from it - while driving will have their device impounded for 24 hours and will have to pay R500 to get it ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Strict Cape Town Cellphone Law in Effect

    Sapa, 2 July 2012

    Cape Town motorists caught talking or texting on their cellphones will be fined R500 and have their phones confiscated for a day, the city said on Monday. read more »