229 fines issued in Tshwane roadblock

2011-12-23 21:03
Johannesburg - Traffic police issued 229 fines to motorists during an inspection of 2 440 vehicles at a roadblock on the R101 road in Hammanskraal, the Tshwane metro said on Friday.

The fines issued were for worn-out tyres, faulty lights, not wearing seatbelts, and expired vehicle licences, spokesperson Console Tleane said in a statement.

Three people were arrested for driving without licences and would spend the long weekend behind bars.

During another roadblock on the Moloto Road, 207 vehicles were stopped and inspected. Eighty-seven drivers were given warnings, and 60 fines issued.

One Putco bus and a private vehicle were pulled off the road. Sixty-six people were screened for alcohol but found to be sober.
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