WESTERN CAPE NEWS - Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works Bonginkosi Madikizela said that long distance transport vehicles travelling from one province to another should not be stopped for the curfew between 21:00 and 04:00.
“Since this announcement I have been inundated with calls from frustrated long distance public transport operators who are being forced to stop along the way during the curfew period,” she said in a press release today.
“The published regulations do not give directives to law enforcement to stop public transport vehicles during the curfew as we have seen under Alert Level 4.”
According to Madikizela, long distance travel is allowed for a person who is permitted to travel between provinces in terms of Alert Level 3. Permits as prescribed in the Level 3 regulations remain a compulsory requirement.
Long distance transport services may carry a maximum of 70% of their permissible passenger carrying capacity for intra-provincial and permitted inter-provincial travel.
There is no mention of stopping long distance vehicles during the curfew period.
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