Cape Town losing R7m/ month in traffic fines

2012-10-05 12:16
(Emmanuel Arewa, AFP)

(Emmanuel Arewa, AFP)

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Cape Town - The City of Cape Town is losing about R7m each month in revenue from unpaid traffic fines, the Cape Times reported on Friday.

Safety and security mayoral committee member JP Smith said between 40-46% of fines were collected.

The city said many citizens were "defeating the ends of justice" by providing incorrect addresses to the Electronic National Administration Traffic Information System (eNatis).

It wanted the online vehicle registration system to be suspended.

DA councillor Cedric Thomas said the online system did not have a function asking motorists to verify their addresses, and no proof of address was needed when renewing licences.

This made serving summonses and warrants of arrest "impossible", and only 38% of them were served.

According to the report, the safety and security portfolio committee would meet with the mayoral committee and Western Cape transport MEC Robin Carlisle to formulate an administrative process to tackle the problem.

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