Community Safety

Don’t Forget Your Licence When You Get Behind the Wheel

Every time you climb behind the wheel make sure that you have your valid driver’s licence with you.  

The National Road Traffic Act stipulates that vehicle drivers must have a valid driver’s licence when getting behind the steering wheel. Failure to produce such a licence can lead to punishment and in some extreme instances even jail sentence.

MMC for Community Safety Cllr Frans Mmoko said, “Driving a motor vehicle on a South African road requires one to have a valid driving licence. Failure to produce such a document is indeed a punishable offence.”

Road users are urged to ensure they have their licences on them every time they get into the car. Those who fail to produce their licence could receive a fine ranging from R500 to R1 250.