Monday, July 13, 2015

More than 500 public transport vehicles impounded

Jaimie-faith Poonah
13 July 2015

The City of Cape Town’s Traffic Service has impounded more than 500 public transport vehicles during operations in the first six months of 2015.

The operations conducted by the department’s Technical Services Division focused on minibus-taxis, sedan taxis and scholar transport vehicles.

Mayoral Committee member for Safety and Security JP Smith said, public transport vehicles are impounded when the driver does not have a valid operating license and the release fee for a first-time impound is R7 000 rand.

Smith added that it is extremely important that we continue to do these operations; we are even handed, fair and consistent.

“We have taken action whether it is an e-hailing service like Uber, whether it is sedan taxis in Nyanga, meter taxis, minibuses or full sized buses.” Smith said.

We have treated them evenly and that is extremely important, but at the same time we must continue these operations to make sure that the public transport in Cape Town is safe and usable by everybody, Smith concluded.


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