Thousands fined in December

2017-01-18 06:02
Yolanda Faro

Yolanda Faro

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THE Nelson Mandela Bay metro police issued more than 1 900 fines of more than R600 000 in December.

Yolanda Faro, who started in her position as metro police chief on December 1, praised officials.

“I am very proud of and impressed with their diligence and commitment to safety.

“I think that they have contributed to a successful festive season with few (crime) incidents,” said Faro.

Of the offences that led to fines of R657 400, were 761 fines for unlicensed/unregistered vehicles worth R228 000.

Fines of R113 000 were issued for driving without a licence. Drivers who illegally used parking for people with disabilities, were fined a total of R31 500.

Metro officials also issued 21 fines to drivers for transporting passengers without a valid transport permit.

Faro said the success is due to high visibility and a no-mercy approach.

“Nine integrated roadblocks were held with the Humewood, Mount Road, Kabega Park and Uitenhage police stations. They stopped and searched cars daily.

“No serious incidents were reported.”

The metro police will soon boast more members.

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