Cape Town - Traffic officers snagged three taxi drivers on the top 100 outstanding warrants list this week. The arrests represented 222 warrants, totalling just under R400 000.
On Thursday, officers arrested a 36-year-old on Jakes Gerwel Drive. He has 56 warrants valued at R103 500.
Another suspect was arrested at the Ndabeni Pound. The 35-year-old has 133 warrants amounting to R188 650. His vehicle was impounded two weeks ago in Brackenfell and he actually had the temerity to show up at the pound.
On Tuesday, another taxi driver was arrested at a roadblock in Mitchells Plain. He had 33 outstanding warrants, valued at R100 600.
"I want to commend the officers who made these very significant arrests and I hope that the courts throw the book at these drivers. It is the only way that we’ll get a handle on the reckless behaviour on our roads and disregard for the law," said Mayco member for Safety and Security, JP Smith.