WC motorists slapped with R410,000 worth traffic fines

More than 800 vehicles were checked, of which about 320 were found to be in the wrong in some way.

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CAPE TOWN - Traffic fines worth more than R410,000 have been issued to motorists during Driver And Vehicle Fitness Checks across the Western Cape.

The provincial traffic department says it conducted various operations at the Stellenberg off-ramp, near the Huguenot Tunnel and at the Joostenbergvlakte weighbridge last Friday and yesterday.

More than 800 vehicles were checked of which about 320 were found to be either unroadworthy, unlicensed or to be pulling trailers that were overloaded.

The department's Byron La Hoe says these checks will continue throughout the festive season.

"Drivers of vehicles that were taken and found to be in good order were given a sticker to display on their windscreens to verify the vehicle's fitness at the time the check was performed."

Breakdown of fines issued for various traffic violations Western Cape https://t.co/82aftk1Ttj @WCGovSafelyHome pic.twitter.com/emxxYHianS