The City of Cape Town’s traffic services has issued more the 36,000 traffic fines since the start of the Easter period with just over 25,000 issued for over speeding.
City traffic spokesperson Maxine Bezuidenhout said the fines had been issued for vehicle defects, unlicensed vehicles at checkpoints, speeding and unlicensed drivers since April 12.
The Easter traffic operation dubbed ‘operation exodus’ has so far seen 382 unlicensed drivers fined, 424 fined for vehicle fitness and six people were arrested at a roadblock in Lentegeur, Mitchells Plain on Thursday.
City traffic has also warned that with the breathalyser used there was no need to wait on blood tests for months and offenders would be arrested on the spot and spend time in jail until the end of the Easter weekend.
The city’s traffic services said updated statistics for the Easter weekend would be available only on Tuesday.
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