THE Herald's own response to the article, "Alarm as high number of motorists chat on the move" (September 13), is both interesting and indicative of the lily-livered approach South African society has come to assume regarding constant lawlessness.
Correctly, the culprits were categorised as "hooligans of the day", but the paper merely "suggests" they "think twice" about the practice. We all know by now that it serves no purpose appealing to good sense and the better nature of South Africans.
The only thing we really understand and respect is coercion and impending speedy retribution to ensure compliance.
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality "can fine offenders R750 at present". What a joke! When last did you hear of someone actually being fined?
Anyhow, R750 is chicken feed, make it R5000, enforce it regularly and the problem disappears within a month – guaranteed!
Toughen up (name supplied), Port Alfred