More cops on the roads

2015-08-27 06:00

The Traffic Service Department is on track to add 90 more men and women in blue to its ranks in this financial year.

Last week, the City’s Mayoral Committee recommended the approval of the Adjustments Budget for 2015/16 which includes just under R40 million for the appointment of new traffic officers.

The Safety and Security Directorate requested R26,7 million for the appointment of 60 officers, motivating that the increase in staff will result in an increase in the number of contraventions enforced, which will in turn lead to more fines being issued and paid.

It is envisaged that the expenditure will be absorbed by an increase in revenue from traffic fines (R19,6 million) and impoundment fees (R7,1 million)

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