I sincerely hope you have understood this incorrectly Wilhelm, and it certainly doesn't tie up with what I have so far been lead to believe.XenoBlitz wrote:I both hate and like the regulations...
The part I like is that we "might" be able to get rid of some very senseless (and scary) drivers. I have seen once too many how lack of knowledge/skill and abundance of liquor caused some real hairy situations.
The part I do not like is that the article reads :
Dit vereis dat ’n persoon wat in hierdie gebiede wil ry, ’n basiese kennis van die omgewing en die meganika van sy voertuig moet hê.
Die kwalifikasie vereis opleiding waarop ’n eksamen volg en sal periodiek hernu moet word.
This implies that every time someone goes to a new area (even if they've been there before) they have to do another course and exam. If it is implemented as a quick questionnaire before entering the area, then I'm happy. But if this is going to be one of those: make an appointment two weeks in advance, spend three days doing a course and then a written exam, then not cool. I have no interest in driving down to an area two weeks prior to my trip to sort out licensing, then have to struggle with bad service, all just so I can spend one long weekend camping for instance....
How are they planning to implement this? Anyone have more information?
From what I understand, the qualification will allow you to drive in any of these areas.
Personally, from my experience with other similar laws, I very much doubt that it will actually solve any problems, because it is unenforcable. But I am a known sceptic.