Mayco member for safety and security alderman, JP Smith, says traffic officers underwent training on the new taxi and transport operating permits that will allow the impounding of public transport vehicles.
This is according to the National Land and Transportation Act, he says.
There are two conditions in which officers may impound a vehicle:
- Operating without an license
- Operating contrary to condition
This will allow us, instead of issuing fines that rarely get paid, to impound the vehicles which will cause the activity to stop which means the reckless driving of that vehicle for that day stops.— JP Smith, Mayco Member for Safety and Security
Smith says the training of officers has been completed and now they await province to uplift the permits and put in place the amended laws which will allow them to start impounding these vehicles.
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