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60 taxis impounded, cellphones seized in CT traffic blitz

The vehicles were impounded for operating without a permit or in violation of permit conditions.

Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - Sixty taxis have been impounded during a blitz by Cape Town traffic officers.

Operation Zero Tolerance took place on Tuesday.

The vehicles were impounded for operating without a permit or in violation of permit conditions.

They also impounded the cellphones of nearly 70 motorists, more than 1,000 fines were issued and a driver was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

The City of Cape Town's traffic services' Richard Coleman: "In the CBD 31 taxis and 45 cellphones were impounded and 963 fines issued. Between Mowbray and Fish Hoek, officers impounded 29 vehicles, 24 cellphones and issued 229 fines."

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