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Police book 2900

Repeka Nasiko
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

ABOUT 2900 people were booked for speeding in the West during Operation Soar.

Police West spokeswoman Naina Raiyawa revealed the numbers in a situation report of the operation that ended last month.

Ms Raiyawa said 40 people were booked for careless driving and 37 were caught without seatbelts.

"For other traffic-related offences, a total of 529 were cited while 14 people were arrested by the police," said Ms Raiyawa.

"A total of 14,960 vehicles were intercepted and a further 4630 were subjected to random breath tests."

Ms Raiyawa said the second phase of the operation began on November 21 and would continue into the New Year.

"In this operation, police officers will be out in numbers to take to task those that fail to adhere to road rules.

"This will apply to drivers and other road users as well.

"We will take a serious approach towards minor offences committed by road users and there will be zero tolerance on such offences."

Ms Raiyawa said roadblocks have been set up at strategic points.

"We will not only be checking drivers of each vehicles but we will also check on occupants as these are also times where perpetrators move from various districts to commit offences like aggravated robberies and theft."

She said property owners must secure homes before departing for the Christmas break.