All radios were locked onto one frequency (which is probably the case in Kruger) There is one person who mans the central operations radio and he can hear everything that is said. This guy has to be the ethical guy and anyone abusing to radio (i.e. reporting sighting to other operators) is fined. Simple as that.
Snoobab, this is definitely a thought in the right direction, although I still think banning them altogether will achieve the best results.
When you drive in your own car you are responsible for yourself and your own family. However, when you do a tour or a walk with a company, they become responsible for your safety and well being. If they fail to do so, they will be accountable for all damage/costs.
Sorry Gwen, but on this one I disagree. I can't see why they should be in a better position than us only because they carry tourists and we carry our family. If they are not allowed to carry radios, no tourist can hold them resonsible if something goes wrong only because of that. There will be a duty on them to care for the tourists within the set parametres. If radios are excluded, the tourists will know that and like me and you will know that they could be in for some trouble if something goes wrong on the vehicle.
And if that tourist then wants to take on Sanparks because of their rules on radios in the safari vehicles, good luck to him/her because IMHO there is no chance of such a claim succeeding simply for the fact that that will open the floodgates for claims, which the courts won't allow (e.g. it will be followed by claims against Sanparks for their failure to give us cell phone reception in the park, thus endangering our lives. Who knows where it will end)
Agreed with Gwen. When guiding, either on wheels or on foot the basics to carry along is a knife, compas, first aidkit and a radio. Lives can depend on the lack of abovementioned
Sure Bert, but once again I can't see what difference it makes whether you're in a safari vehicle or just a normal tourist in his own car. (Aren't we all guiding when in the park?
) From a safety point of view, cell phone reception all over the park would have been great, but we as tourist's don't have that. Why should they have the privilege of radios?