The City’s Directorate of Safety and Security says it deployed an Automated Number Plate Recognition system to track down vehicles with cloned or duplicated licence plates.

The system also allows traffic-officers to trace motorists who have outstanding warrants or unpaid traffic fines.

May-co member at the Directorate, JP Smith says, in the past two months alone traffic services received 445 complaints about duplicated number plates.

For the period 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021, officers made:

  • 1 930 arrests for drunk driving and reckless & negligent driving
  • impounded 6 688 public transport vehicles
  • impounded 3 043 cellphones
  • recorded more than 2.6 million offences

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