Cape Town’s Safety and Security bosses hope the recently approved Traffic By-law, will deal with errant motorists.

Out of 59 people arrested over the past week, 51 were caught for driving under the influence of alcohol – and eight for reckless and negligent driving.

The amended Traffic By-law has been gazetted.

The legislation now empowers law enforcement agencies to impound the cars of motorists who break the law.

Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith says errant motorists will face the music.

“For too long, people have been behaving in the most shocking manner on the roads, and effectively getting away with a slap on the wrist. The measures built into the new by-law will now make people think twice, especially when their vehicle is impounded and they’re left to pound the pavement”.