Middle-Aged Drivers in South Africa Breaking Mobile BylawWith 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 »