The City of Cape Town has published its amended traffic by-laws for public comment.
If passed, changes will include:
- Strict new rules on using smartphones while driving will be applied
- Mobile phones may be impounded (rather than be destroyed or auctioned off) if a motorist is caught using a handset while driving
- Confiscated phones may be donated to neighbourhood watches, NGOs, or non-profit organisations
- Motorists will have a number of opportunities to get their phones back first