JMPD ‘does away with cops behind bushes’

The City of Johannesburg hasn’t renewed contracts with any electronic enforcement of speed limit service providers, Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) spokesperson Wayne Minnaar has confirmed.

These contracts were terminated at the end of February.

This means Joburg residents won’t get speeding tickets in the post anymore, but will instead be stopped and issued with fines.

Minnaar says six to nine manual cameras are in operation.

There are plans to have another contract soon but on a different scale.

Wayne Minnaar, JMPD spokesperson

The focus is now on visible policing, to have officers out on the road, actually physically stopping motorists if they are going above the speed limit and then giving a traffic fine.

Wayne Minnaar, JMPD spokesperson

We don’t want to have officers behind bushes.

Wayne Minnaar, JMPD spokesperson

Speed enforcement is not about making money, it’s about safety.

Wayne Minnaar, JMPD spokesperson

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