Taxi driver nabbed for 62 warrants of arrest

2018-12-20 06:00

The City of Cape Town’s Traffic Services arrested a 33-year-old taxi driver on the N2 near Jan Smuts Drive on Tuesday last week.

Mayco member for safety, security and social services JP Smith says the taxi driver’s yellow line offence saw him red-carded for outstanding warrants.

“The suspect was spotted by a traffic officer on the N2 near Jan Smuts Drive, while trying to overtake on the shoulder of the road.

“After he was pulled over and fined for the offence, the officer ran a check and discovered that the driver has 62 outstanding warrants, totaling R81 850,” states Smith.

The 33-year-old was arrested and taken into custody.

“A few weeks ago, we warned motorists to make sure their affairs are in order to avoid nasty surprises when they get stopped at a roadblock or for another transgression, as was the case here. I hope that this incident will serve as a warning to others that warrant dodging has no expiry date,” he adds.

Smith reminds road users that the City has started sending regular SMS reminders and statements to motorists about outstanding fines and introduced an online payment option for warrants to make things easier.

“This week, our Corporate Services Department is also hosting a traffic fine roadshow at the Civic Centre in the CBD where motorists can settle fines and warrants. So there really is no excuse.”

The City of Cape Town’s Traffic Services arrested a 33-year-old taxi driver on the N2 near Jan Smuts Drive on Tuesday 11 December.Mayco member for safety, security and social services JP Smith says the taxi driver’s yellow line offence saw him red-carded for outstanding warrants.

“The suspect was spotted by a traffic officer on the N2 near Jan Smuts Drive, while trying to overtake on the shoulder of the road. After he was pulled over and fined for the offence, the officer ran a check and discovered that the driver has 62 outstanding warrants, totaling R81 850,” states Smith.

The 33-year-old was arrested and taken into custody.

“A few weeks ago, we warned motorists to make sure their affairs are in order to avoid nasty surprises when they get stopped at a roadblock or for another transgression, as was the case here.

“I hope that this incident will serve as a warning to others that warrant dodging has no expiry date,” he adds.

Smith reminds road users that the City has started sending regular SMS reminders and statements to motorists about outstanding fines and introduced an online payment option for warrants to make things easier.

“This week, our Corporate Services Department is also hosting a traffic fine roadshow at the Civic Centre in the CBD where motorists can settle fines and warrants. So there really is no excuse.”

The City of Cape Town’s Traffic Services arrested a 33-year-old taxi driver on the N2 near Jan Smuts Drive on Tuesday 11 December­.Mayco member for safety, security and social services JP Smith says the taxi driver’s yellow line offence saw him red-carded for outstanding warrants.

“The suspect was spotted by a traffic officer on the N2 near Jan Smuts Drive, while trying to overtake on the shoulder of the road. After he was pulled over and fined for the offence, the officer ran a check and discovered that the driver has 62 outstanding warrants, totaling R81 850,” states Smith.

The 33-year-old was arrested and taken into custody.

Smith reminds road users that the City has started sending regular SMS reminders and statements to motorists about outstanding fines and introduced an online payment option for warrants to make things easier.

The City of Cape Town’s Traffic Services arrested a 33-year-old taxi driver on the N2 near Jan Smuts Drive on Tuesday 11 December.Mayco member for safety, security and social services JP Smith says the taxi driver’s yellow line offence saw him red-carded for outstanding warrants­.

“The suspect was spotted by a traffic officer on the N2 near Jan Smuts Drive, while trying to overtake on the shoulder of the road.

“After he was pulled over and fined for the offence, the officer ran a check and discovered that the driver has 62 outstanding warrants, totaling R81 850,” states Smith.

The 33-year-old was arrested and taken into custody.

“A few weeks ago, we warned motorists to make sure their affairs are in order to avoid nasty surprises when they get stopped at a roadblock or for another transgression, as was the case here. I hope that this incident will serve as a warning to others that warrant dodging has no expiry date,” he adds.

Smith reminds road users that the City has started sending regular SMS reminders and statements to motorists about outstanding fines and introduced an online payment option for warrants to make things easier.

“This week, our Corporate Services Department is also hosting a traffic fine roadshow at the Civic Centre in the CBD where motorists can settle fines and warrants. So there really is no excuse.”

The City of Cape Town’s Traffic Services arrested a 33-year-old taxi driver on the N2 near Jan Smuts Drive on Tuesday 11 December.Mayco member for safety, security and social services JP Smith says the taxi driver’s yellow line offence saw him red-carded for outstanding warrants.

“The suspect was spotted by a traffic officer on the N2 near Jan Smuts Drive, while trying to overtake on the shoulder of the road.

“After he was pulled over and fined for the offence, the officer ran a check and discovered that the driver has 62 outstanding warrants, totaling R81 850,” states Smith.

The 33-year-old was arrested and taken into custody.

“A few weeks ago, we warned motorists to make sure their affairs are in order to avoid nasty surprises when they get stopped at a roadblock or for another transgression, as was the case here.

“I hope that this incident will serve as a warning to others that warrant dodging has no expiry date,” he adds.

Smith reminds road users that the City has started sending regular SMS reminders and statements to motorists about outstanding fines and introduced an online payment option for warrants to make things easier.

“This week, our Corporate Services Department is also hosting a traffic fine roadshow at the Civic Centre in the CBD where motorists can settle fines and warrants,” says Smith.

“So there really is no excuse.”

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