21 November 2016 - NW2408
Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Transport
With reference to her reply to question 1919 on 29 September 2016, (a) why were persons with expertise in the field not included on the Traffic Legislation Technical Committee and (b) what other forums exist for the specified persons to advise her department?
(a) Members of the Traffic Legislation Technical Committee from the National Department of Transport and Provincial Departments have the required expertise in road traffic related issues and the required qualifications including experience to draft and amend legislation.
(b) The Vehicle Technical Committee, Driving Licence Technical Committee and the Abnormal Load Technical Committee and other working groups which are formed on an ad hoc basis for a particular purpose as the need arises, make recommendations to the Traffic Legislation Technical Committee which is the main Committee.