In December, the City of Cape Town’s traffic police arrested a total of 5,105 people and issued more than 350,000 fines.
The City of Cape Town announced on Monday that a total of 4,745 arrests were made for outstanding warrants, 282 for driving under the influence, 41 for reckless and negligent driving, two for possession of drugs, two for possession of a firearm and 33 for others. charges.
A total of 13 028 warrants worth more than R17 million were also issued during December. Law enforcement officers seized 343 vehicles and 880 cell phones and issued 360,626 fines for various offenses.
Between December 1 and January 3, a total of 11 944 bottles of alcohol (about 6 800 liters) were seized on Cape Town beaches. About 53 percent of the seizures occurred on beaches in western Cape Town, ranging from Muizenberg to Camps Bay and Clifton.
According to JP Smith, mayoral committee member for safety and security, December was a very busy period for traffic police. “In addition to this large number of offenses, traffic personnel also had to control the traffic flow and keep an eye on roads that were closed in and around the city. They also had to monitor the beaches carefully, ”says Smith.