Metro Police's High Visability Pays off
Metro Police Chief, Robert Young, warned motorists that the Metro Police will be very stringent when it comes to number plate offences. "Most vehicles that are used in criminal acts have false number plates or at times, no number plates. Our members issued 47 fines relating to number plate offences and we will continue to fine them."
The Metro Police are also focusing on moving violations and 60 motorists were fined for related offences whilst 131 fines for safety belt offences were recorded. It has become very noticeable that there is a reluctance on the part of motorists to wear safety belts, even if they are stopped at vehicle check points.
The function of the Metro Police is three fold, encompassing traffic and by-law enforcement as well as crime prevention. The focus therefore will be on various aspects of criminality and the Metro Police Officers are applying the law during various facets of their patrols.
"We are slowly getting the edge on criminals with our crime fighting strategies, and our members are doing sterling work. We have introduced new measures in our approach and the public will see an increase in visibility," said Young.
City of Cape Town
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