Joburg metro cops warn of roadblocks

2011-12-13 08:56
Johannesburg - Johannesburg metro police will target drunk and reckless drivers, people not wearing safety belts and cars with smooth and damaged tyres at roadblocks over the festive season.

Spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said on Monday that metro police would also keep a hawk's eye on minibus taxis and buses.

High-powered police would lie in wait along highways to catch speedsters, he added.

Driving at more than 40km/h above the speed limit in 120km/h zones would lead to instant arrest. Offenders caught doing up to 160km/h risked fines of R1 500.

Minnaar said over the weekend nine people were arrested for drunken driving in Sandton, and 11 were caught speeding near the Alexandra offramp on the N1.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
Read more on:    johannesburg  |  transport publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

As it happened: Namibia 16-17 Georgia
Ratings: Habana thrives in rout
Meyer hails Habana
Boks thrash USA, Habana level with Lomu
Traffic Alerts

Relationships and significant connections may play an important role in your day today. Let the warmth of the Leo moon inspire more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.