Western Cape Traffic Authorities have
arrested one of the top ten most wanted traffic offenders. The offender was arrested after he visited
the Gallows Hill Traffic Department to renew his drivers licence.
The man has 69 outstanding warrants which
have now become double warrants as he failed to appear in court on specific
dates he was given.
Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and
Security JP Smith said after he was arrested he was taken to court whereby bail
of R10 000 was set, which he was unable to come up with the money. He is now in Pollsmoor Prison awaiting his
trial dates in June and middle of July.
Meanwhile JP Smith said Operation Reclaim
has been increased which means that more traffic officials are on the road to
Smith has urged motorists to pay up their
fines before they get to warrants because the system will eventually catch up
Smith said in the last six months just
about 8 000 people have been arrested for outstanding warrants relating to
traffic offences. 33 warrants have in
total been executed to the value of about R27 million.
“The traffic system has been sharpened up
and the ability to deal with people who ignore traffic regulations, so that we
can make sure that people are safe on the roads” Smith added.
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