JMPD to continue sending post

The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) said it will continue sending out infringement notices via...

Patrol vehicle of the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD). Picture: Taurai Maduna/Eyewitness News

The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) said it will continue sending out infringement notices via standard mail, despite the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Act making that illegal.

It says sending notices via registered mail is ineffective and costly.

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) is set to meet with Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau soon over the JMPD's conduct.

A number of people have also been arrested at roadblocks, despite there being no warrant.

The JMPD's Edna Mamonyane said, "At the end of the day, people are not picking up registered mail. Especially in Johannesburg we have lots of motorists that will not pick up registered mail."

The Justice Project's Howard Dembovsky has welcomed the RTMC's intervention, "In light of the fact that it has taken them 16 months after we made them aware of the fact that the JMPD were acting unlawfully."