Cops pull off 100 vehicles in N West

2012-06-24 23:32

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Johannesburg - Over 100 vehicles have been taken off the road and fines totalling R155 000 issued by North West traffic authorities following a four-day operation, the province's public safety department said on Sunday.

"A total of more than 800 vehicles were stopped and tested for roadworthiness during the four-day operation," said spokesperson Lesolang Simon Mmope.

Authorities impounded 56 vehicles, 54 were scrapped and 211 traffic fines were issued.

The majority of scrapped vehicles were taxis, said Mmope.

The operation took place in the Matlosana municipality, around Klerksdorp.

The operation aimed to reduce road deaths through targeting unroadworthy vehicles, unlicensed drivers and overloading.

Department MEC Nono Maloyi said the province was committed to reducing road deaths and combating lawlessness on public roads.

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