Acting transport minister Jeff Radebe has extended the deadline to switch to the new credit card driving licence for two months.

Acting transport minister Jeff Radebe has extended the deadline to switch to the new credit card driving licence for two months.

"Partly, this decision has been informed by tentative indications that we might slide into a situation of public disorder," Radebe told .

The Automobile Association had said earlier on Friday that it was considering getting an interdict to prevent the Department of Transport from cancelling the licences of motorists who do not have it in credit-card format.

The department said earlier this week that the licence in the identity book would be illegal and those motorists who had not converted by midnight on Friday would have to retake the learner’s and driver’s licence exams.

The AA warned that this move could result in chaos. Kruger said about one million drivers would lose their economic freedom as they could not drive. It would also have put pressure on the testing centres. "It will take about three to four years to licence all these motorists,” she said.

Original article from Car