National 30.8.2016 11:02 am

Mogale City warns against number plate trend

Mogale City road sign.

Mogale City road sign.

Mogale City Traffic will fine motorists who join the illegal trend.

Mogale City’s Traffic Department would like to warn motorists against driving vehicles with one or more number plates missing, Krugersdorp News reports.

Mogale City Traffic’s spokesperson Papi Motaung told the News that they were aware of a growing trend among the youth in and around Mogale City who are not affixing a front number plate on to their motor vehicles, which was an offence.

Mogale City Traffic warned motorists that they would hand out fines of R1 000 for each number plate not affixed to a motor vehicle.

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He said his team noticed this trend among drivers of VW Polos, Golfs and minibuses.

“Regulation 35(5) of the National Road Traffic Act states very clearly that no one shall operate a motor vehicle on a public road without legal number plates affixed on the rear and front of the motor vehicle,” Papi said.

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Mogale City Traffic warned motorists that they would hand out fines of R1 000 for each number plate not affixed to a motor vehicle.

“The traffic department of Mogale City has said it before, and we are going to say it again – we are going to do our job of upholding the law, without fear or favour, and we are not going to tolerate unlawfulness.

“We will charge those who commit offences, and if needs be, we will arrest those who ignore our call and fines,” Papi added.

– Caxton News Service

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