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Over 60 arrested in WC clampdown on public transport vehicles

The arrests were made along the N2 and R300 highways as part of Operation Throttle.

Integrated law enforcement operations were conducted throughout the festive season. Picture: SAPS @SAPoliceService
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CAPE TOWN - The city of Cape Town says more than 60 public transport operators have been arrested this week, as part of Operation Throttle.

The operation that was launched last year, clamps down on public transport vehicles, mostly taxis, for traffic transgressions.

These arrests were made along the N2 and R300 highways.

The City’s JP Smith says, “They arrested 47 motorists with outstanding warrants of arrest, and 15 others for various charges including attempted murder, reckless and negligent driving and drunk driving. 8,380 fines were issued to taxi drivers, including 108 for unlicensed drivers and 29 vehicles were impounded.”

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)

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