Almost 500 drivers caught speeding in Mpumalanga - in one day

2015-12-17 13:51
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Mbombela - Some 496 drivers have been fined for speeding and 25 for drunk driving on Mpumalanga's roads - all in one day.

The incidents took place on public holiday, December 16.

A further 110 were fined for overtaking on a solid line, said Joseph Mabuza, spokesperson for the provincial department of community safety, security and liaison.

He said traffic officials also clamped down on overloading a day before the public holiday began.

"The MEC [Vusi Shongwe] together with the management of the department supported operations held at different weigh bridges of the province," said Mabuza on Thursday.

He said Shongwe noted that overloading was one of the contributors to road accidents in the province; particularly during the holidays when vehicles were heavily loaded with goods and passengers. 

On Tuesday, 665 vehicles were weighed and 75 motorists were charged for overloading. 

Of the vehicles weighed, 21 were found to be unroadworthy and were issued with notices to discontinue.

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