City clamped down on errant motorists
THE Tshwane Metro Police Department intensified its operations to promote road safety and ensure a safe and secure environment for all residents during the festive season.
Spokesperson Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba said this was done by means of a multidisciplinary approach to ensure a decrease in road accidents, fatalities and injuries, as well as contributing to a decrease in traffic offences and crime in general.
“The focus was on checking driver and vehicle fitness, speed violations, overloading, pedestrians on highways, as well as on eliminating crimes such as vehicle theft, hijacking and drug dealing. This was achieved through increased visibility and effective law enforcement,” he said.
In December, 145 people were arrested in the capital for various offences, 83 of them for drunk driving, of which 25 were in the Centurion area. One person was arrested for speeding when he was caught driving at 225km/h on the N4 highway.
Additionally, 23 suspects were arrested by the Drug Unit for dealing in and possessing drugs.
A total of 79 541 fines were issued for traffic violations.
Mahamba said the department would continue to provide effective law enforcement throughout the year.