Taxis fined in traffic blitz

2015-06-16 06:01
The traffic operation in Sea Point and Green Point last week is part of ongoing efforts to keep possible traffic offenders, especially taxis, in check.

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The traffic operation in Sea Point and Green Point last week is part of ongoing efforts to keep possible traffic offenders, especially taxis, in check. PHOTOS: NICOLE MCCAIN

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Speedsters and traffic offenders were stopped in their tracks during a traffic operation in Sea Point and Green Point on Thursday last week.

The operation was part of ongoing efforts to keep public transport in check, says ward councillor Jacques Weber.

This comes in response to numerous complaints about taxis committing traffic offences in the ward.

Although the operations primarily focus on taxis, residents breaking traffic laws are also taken to task, he says.

Sea Point City Improvement chief operations officer Heather Tager says taxis can often be seen stopping illegally, driving through red robots or making U-turns. “It impacts on traffic flow, which is already under stress due to a number of new developments going up.”

About 130 taxis were impounded last year, Weber says, with about 700 fines issued a month.

On Thursday, numerous fines were issued to taxis and illegally parked motorists.

One taxi was impounded and a notice was issued to an unroadworthy vehicle. Two motorists were fined for talking on their cellphones, which were impounded

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