Expect massive traffic police road blocks around Gauteng

The City of Johannesburg has stated that its traffic officials will carry out more roadblocks and “allow officers to personally hand out traffic fines to offenders”.

According to a report by Times Live, the move is due to a number of fines being declared invalid as it is not known if they had been sent to offenders. This was blamed on the four-month strike by SA Post office employees in 2014.

“While the number of lost fines and their value are not known, the JMPD issues about 400,000 traffic fines a month at an average value of R200, meaning that as many as 1.6 million fines worth R320 million might be null and void,” stated the report.

The current roadblocks will allow traffic officials to serve motorists with traffic fines directly, negating the need for notices to be sent by mail.

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Expect massive traffic police road blocks around Gauteng