Motorists urged to pay their traffic fines to avoid arrests

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The Department of Transport and Community Safety in Limpopo is urging motorists to pay their traffic fines to avoid arrests. The department, led by MEC Levhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya is continuing with its road traffic operations across the province.

Limpopo Transport spokesperson, Matome Moremi Taueatsoala said the department conducted several roadblocks along the R101 and R516 near Bela Bela town. The intensive roadblocks were aimed at checking the outstanding traffic infringement fines against drivers of private vehicles and public transport”.

Taueatsoala said during the roadblocks, over 326 motor vehicles were stopped and checked for outstanding traffic fines. “Twenty five summonses were issued out, while 06 warrants of arrests were effected on the spot. Over 100 drivers were screened for warrants resulting in the impounding of 1 minibus and 1 motor vehicle discontinued.”

The Chief of Traffic in Waterberg District Simon Kekana said that since the start of the operations in Waterberg a week ago in Mokopane, the public has been visiting the traffic offices to check their traffic fines statuses and paying their fines. He encouraged those who have not yet done that, to do so and avoid being arrested.

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