Street cop doing a fine job

2017-06-20 06:01

Traffic offenders beware: A dedicated Law Enforcement officer on Long Street is cracking down on wayward drivers.

This as the rent-a-cop, funded through the ward 115 allocation budget and based in upper Long Street, has netted over R96 000 in fines in just one month, confirms ward councillor Dave Bryant.

In May, almost 100 fines were issued for unlicensed cars, to the value of almost R50 000.Another 34 fines were issued for cars parked on a yellow line and 19 for cars parked on a red line – to the value of R26 500.

Over 170 fines were issued during the month.

A dedicated officer is needed in the area due to the “very high concentration of traffic and other bylaw offences in upper Long Street”, explains Bryant.

“The work of the dedicated officer has been invaluable for the upper Long Street area as can be seen from the statistics. There has been a significant decrease in bylaw offences and crime in the area over the past six months,” he says.

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