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,
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