The City of Cape Town has strengthened
interventions to target scofflaws who dodge their traffic fines.
This comes after traffic fine income has
increased from just under R100 million in 2012/13 to more than R200 million in
Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and
Security, Alderman JP Smith said Fine collection rates across the country are a
major headache and that is why the City decided to take action.
''It is imperative that the City pursue the
scofflaw people who get fines but ignore them or manage to evade them,” Smith
Over the last few years, specifically the
last two years, the City has implemented a package of interventions to ensure
that people who are fined are held accountable.
Smith spoke about how they went about the
interventions. “The Operation Reclaim plan that we are running where we pursue
people with an outstanding warrant, the license plate recognition camera that
we use, and dashboard cameras as well as the bulk sms.”
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