Cape Town - The Traffic Service (134) and Metro Police Department (35) arrested 169 suspects during special operations in the last week, and issued 2 532 fines for traffic and by-law offences.
The sustainable warrant operation yielded another week of positive results, with 68 arrests for outstanding warrants, 756 warrants served and 69 motorists let off on a warning.
"These figures show that the City is serious about road safety enforcement and to bring offenders, including habitual offenders, to book. It's only through our renewed drive to arrest suspects for outstanding warrants that we can get one step closer to ensuring successful prosecutions," said Mayco Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith.
Various roadblocks throughout the city saw the arrest of 75 motorists for driving under the influence. In some instances, these offences led to aggravating circumstances such as reckless and negligent driving as suspects tried to avoid arrest and flee the scene.
"We urge road users to keep safety top of mind at all times, particularly over the school holidays, whether they’re taking road trips or driving in the suburbs. Pedestrians should also excise caution when crossing roads. Whether you are walking or cycling reflective clothing should be a priority as it increases visibility on our roads," added Smith.