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Over 100 PE drivers busted for various traffic violations at roadblocks

Jul 24, 2017
Over 100 PE drivers busted for various traffic violations at roadblocks

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Metro Police recorded numerous successes including apprehending drunk drivers after high speed pursuits as well as issuing fines for various traffic violations during combined operations with the South African Police Services (SAPS) over the weekend.

Member of the Mayoral Committee for Safety and Security, Cllr John Best, commended the Metro Police for their hard work and said the officials deserve a pat on the back for diligently enforcing road safety.

"Amongst the thirteen (13) motorists pulled over for driving under the influence of alcohol, the highest readings recorded were 0.9 and 0.59.

"During the Motherwell operation, nine motorists refused to stop and were apprehended following high speed pursuits. The South African Police Services arrested five of them and our Metro Police the other four. They now face charges for driving under the influence of alcohol.

"In South Africa the legal limit is a breath alcohol content of 0.24mg per 1000ml or a blood alcohol limit of 0.05g per 100ml.

"The areas covered during all these operations were the Port Elizabeth Central Business District (CBD), Uitenhage Kwanobuhle CBD (foot patrols), Despatch, Wells Estate, Central and Grahamstown Road amongst others,” Cllr Best said.

The operations were executed in collaboration with the Swartkops, Mount Road and Motherwell SAPS.

Details of the Driving under the Influence of Alcohol cases:

  • 13 x driving under the influence of alcohol

Details of the National Road Traffic Acts cases are as follows:

  • 43 x unlicensed motor vehicles
  • 5 x stop causing obstruction
  • 1 x Reckless or negligent driving
  • 1 x Minibus no fire extinguisher
  • 1 x No number plate
  • 1 x Driver failed to wear safety belt
  • 2 x No PrDP
  • 2 x Stop in No Stopping area
  • 5 x No driving licence
  • 3 x Cellphone in hand while driving
  • 1 x Minibus door open while in motion
  • 1 x Enter at No Entry sign
  • 3 x Tyre tread less than 1mm over width thereof 
  • 1 x Learner without supervision 
  • 13 x Prohibited parking
  • 13 x Parked in Loading Zone
  • 2 x Facing oncoming traffic
  • 8 x Parked on sidewalk

The total monetary value of the traffic violations are R34 950.