Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Cape town traffic officer arrest man for R100 bribery

In honor of transport month Western Cape minister of Mobility Daylin Mitchell, joined Provincial Traffic Services during an integrated road operation on the N2 near Mossel Bay on Sunday.

“My visit to the Garden Route forms part of my October Transport Month activities of participating in various Traffic law Enforcement activities and awareness campaigns, promoting safe, affordable and reliable transport systems for all road users.”

During the operation, Provincial Traffic Officers arrested a man for bribery after he allegedly attempted to bribe an officer with R100 when he was made aware of his outstanding traffic fines and for driving an unlicensed vehicle.

Minister Mitchell condemned the act of bribery and reminded road users there are no exceptions for motorists who display lawlessness.

Provincial Traffic Services reported 254 integrated roadblocks, vehicle check point and speed control operations across the province between 10 to 16 October 2022. Officers also stopped and checked 26 721 vehicles, of those only 6 614 fines were issued for various traffic violations ranging from driver to vehicle fitness.

Traffic officers recorded 92 speeding offences and fifteen impounded vehicles under the National Road Traffic Act and Criminal Procedure Act and 102 were discontinued for unroadworthiness.

 Meanwhile traffic, officers also made 50 arrests:

                              34 x driving under the influence of alcohol.

                             3 x reckless and negligent driving.

                             2 x goods overloading.

                             4 x possession of fraudulent documentation.

                             2 x bribery.

                             2 x operating an unroadworthy vehicle.

                             1 x assault of a traffic officer.

                             1 x pedestrian arrested for being a source of danger. 

                             1 x possession of an illegal substance.

Minister Mitchell said “ there are no exceptions for those who disobey the basic safety principles while on our roads and attempted deliberate acts of bribery, corruption and other criminal activities. Well done to Provincial Traffic Services for acting without fear or favour and showing zero tolerance towards bribery and corruption “.


By Everngelista Muza

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