Over the past weekend 107
suspects were arrested by the City of Cape
Town’s Metro Police and Traffic Services of which 87
were arrested for drunk driving.
26 taxis were impounded for
having no operating licences during a sedan taxi operation in the CBD.
Also during the weekend 12
other people were arrested for various offences including being in possession
of drugs and stolen vehicles.
Mayoral Committee Member for
Safety and Security JP Smith said we are very distressed that no matter how
much enforcements we continue to do, we do not see the behaviour changing.
Smith added that he is glad he
is in the position now to finalise the arrangements for significant addition to
our traffic enforcement resources, which we will announce in the next few days
which will see us bolster the traffic capacity on our roads, increase the
number of traffic officers with this next twelve month period, some of them starting
almost immediately so that we can ensure that our roads are safer.
“We can reduce the carnage on
our roads, much of which continues to be driven by the ill judgement of people
who drive under the influence of alcohol.” Smith concluded.
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