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Transport Dept to clamp down on fake driving schools & licences

The minister says an anti-corruption unit will target fraudulent driving schools & illegal licences.

Traffic cone on a road. Picture: Freeimages.com
Transport Minister Dipuo Peters,Dipuo Peters,road safety
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JOHANNESBURG – Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says her department has established an anti-corruption unit targeting fraudulent driving schools and drivers who obtained their licences through bribery.

Various road agencies and NGOs met at Gallagher Estate over the weekend to make their contribution to a new road safety strategy.

Peters says she will present the document before Parliament on the resolutions made at the summit.

She says her department has undercover investigators out at roadblocks across the country, targeting motorists who have illegal licences.

The minister says the unit has already arrested corrupt officers who accepted bribes and officials who sell drivers licences. 

She says she will soon reveal the numbers.

“We’ll give an indication of the licences that have been cancelled as a result of people who have been arrested.”

Peters has urged drivers who have illegal licences to come forward.

“We’re going to cancel your licence and you will have to bring it in. If you don’t bring it in, we’ll meet you in a roadblock and then you’ll be charged.”

She says the unit will also focus on corrupt driving schools.

(Edited by Tamsin Wort)

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