WC traffic officials issued fines worth R270k this weekend

WC traffic officials clamped down on over 1,000 motorists during law enforcement operations this weekend.

FILE: Traffic Officer who forms part of the Ghost Squad writing out a ticket in Cape Town. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape traffic officials have clamped down on more than 1,000 motorists during law enforcement operations this weekend.

Police say 24 drunk drivers have been arrested since Friday.

Fines of more than R270,000 have been issued since the start of the weekend.

Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said, "We also tested the speed of 9,109 vehicles since Friday afternoon of which we prosecuted 1,089 drivers who were exceeding the speed limit."

Meanwhile in Cape Town alone, more than 500 unroadworthy and unlicensed vehicles have been seized since the start of the year.

Among the cars are regular taxis, scholar transport vehicles and buses.

The City's JP Smith said, "As far as the 516 taxis, 38 of them were impounded in a single operation. The impoundment also included 125 arrested for outstanding warrants."