21 April 2015
City of Cape Town Traffic Authorities impounded
twenty-four vehicles in Nyanga for having invalid operating licenses. The
traffic service conducted an enforcement operation in Nyanga on Monday.
Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security JP
Smith said the volume of fines and warrants indicate that there is a serious
issue with compliance in Nyanga.
Meanwhile the City’s Metro Police arrested 113
suspects during weekend operations of which 96 of them were charged with
Smith added that they also encountered 2 stolen
vehicles and 8 people were arrested in terms of outstanding traffic fines. All
in all the department has 99 warrants worth over R100 000.
He said there were 470 fines for various offences
including 84 for unlicensed drivers 80 for failing to carry a driver’s licence
and 40 for unlicensed vehicle and 26 for overloading.
“I think a very disturbing incident is one of the
drivers was drunk in the morning that means that the very first thing in the
morning is to drive a taxi with occupants in it, doing so under the influence
of alcohol is concerning.” Smith said.
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