Motorists are warned to settle outstanding traffic summonses or face arrest. This is a statement by the Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison (DCSSL) that is calling on motorists to settle their outstanding traffic fines.
Warrant of arrests have been issued out by the court for those who have failed to adhere to notices to appear in court for the summonses authorised by the courts.
According to the department, the DCSSL General Manager for Transport Regulation Sibandiso Nkuna, has announced that a team has been set up in order to track down and arrest 15 motorists and vehicle owners with most warrants of arrest.
The team would have visited the top 15 offenders by Friday, 13 November 2020.
“According to Nkuna, the top offender has 11 warrants of arrest and seemigly no efforts have so far been made by the offender to settle the summonses of about R24 000. No efforts will be spared to bring offenders to book. We will even visit various workplaces in our endevour to bring the serial offenders to book,” Nkuna stated. The General Manager also advises motorists not to wait for warrants to be issued but settle as soon such fines are issued,” said spokesperson Mmoeti Mmusi.
He added that those with warrants of arrest will have to pay the outstanding fines or will be arrested immediately by the team that has already started tracing the offenders.