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Errant drivers fined over R21 000 in Metro Police clamp down

Aug 25, 2017
Errant drivers fined over R21 000 in Metro Police clamp down

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Metro Police issued traffic fines totaling R21 100 during a special operation targeting overloaded vehicles, unlawful scholar transport and unroadworthy vehicles this morning, said Member of the Mayoral Committee for Safety and Security John Best.

“The special operation this morning between 06:30 and 08:30 is a continuation of our sustained efforts to rid our roads of lawlessness and traffic law violations.

“Our Ghost Squad is also operating in 24 hour swifts which means law enforcement on our roads takes place on a continuous basis that should ultimately be for the benefit of all law abiding citizens,” Cllr Best said.

 A breakdown of the section 56 notices issued is as follows:

  • 7   x No driving licence = R10500
  • 1   x Learners licence = R200
  • 12 x Passenger vehicles overloaded = R3600
  • 1   x Unlicensed & Unregistered vehicles = R300
  • 2   x Stop causing Obstruction = R1000
  • 1   x PrDP category = R1000
  • 1   x Permit unlicensed driver = R1000
  • 1   x Unroadworthy vehicle = R2000
  • 1   x Use of cell phone while driving = R1500

“I am confident that our hard work will bear fruit,” said MMC Best in conclusion.