Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Operation in Nyanga results in 24 taxis’ being impounded

Loyiso Langeni
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 drunken driving.

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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