160 motorists caught with fake licences

2015-12-26 18:08
Officials have promised to be vigilant for traffic violations during the holiday season. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Officials have promised to be vigilant for traffic violations during the holiday season. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Durban - More than 160 motorists have been charged with fraud and corruption after they were arrested for the possession false driving documents said the Road Traffic Management Corporation on Saturday.

RTMC spokesperson Simon Zwane in a statement said law enforcement authorities have been on high alert for fraud and corruption this festive season in an effort to improve compliance with road regulations and reduce fatalities.

“A taxi driver who allegedly tried to bribe an undercover anti-corruption officer was arrested in Johannesburg this weekend. While a Tshwane metro officer was arrested for soliciting bribes at a roadside law enforcement operation last weekend.”

Zwane urged the public to report all incidences of fraud and corruption on 0861 400 800.

He said more than 805 000 vehicles have been stopped in various roadblocks throughout the country since December 1.

“More 1660 drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, 276 for overloading goods, 199 for overloading passengers and 117 for driving at excessive speeds.”

Zwane said the highest [speed] was recorded in the Free State where a Porsche driver was nabbed driving at 224km/h in a 120km/h zone on the N1.

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