Traffic laws enforced

2016-09-28 06:00
Last week’s roadblock by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. Photo: SUPPLIED

Last week’s roadblock by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. Photo: SUPPLIED

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OVER the last month, the Municipality has held more than 21 roadblocks across Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and Despatch.

Safety and Security Member of Mayoral Committee, Councillor John Best, said the main purpose of the increased visibility was to curb lawlessness by assessing vehicle roadworthiness, checking for outstanding arrest warrants and fines, and driving under the influence of alcohol, amongst others.

“We had 48 officers on duty during the law enforcement operation and just for Friday, we managed to pull over more than 1 000 vehicles.

“Although our focus is not on generating income, we would like to encourage motorists to pay their outstanding fines and ensure that they are obeying traffic laws to avoid getting fined in the first place.”

Last Friday a total of 128 cases were recorded of which 23 warrants of arrest were executed and a total amount of R33 500 received at the roadblock between 11am and 1:50pm.

“To steer clear of being held up at roadblocks, residents are encouraged to also pay their fines through the municipality’s website by following a few easy steps,” Councillor Best added.

How to pay your traffic fines from the NMBM website:

1. Connect to the NMBM website (

2. Click on anyone of the following links on the website (Residents, business, visitors or council).

3. Click on eServices and select Pay my Fines.

4. Alternatively go directly to the following URL (

5. A user name and password is required to log in to the Pay My Fine website. First time users need to register first.

6. If one is already registered, log in to the website and perform the transaction.

Please note that one is required to register on the Pay My Fines website before traffic fines can be viewed or paid on the site.

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