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Are traffic officials allowed to issue fines while you're at the gym or mall?

Traffic officials appear to be serving tickets and fines to unsuspecting motorists while parked at local shopping malls or gym facilities.

This has begged the question: are traffic officers allowed to issue fines on private property and what constitutes such?

The City of Cape Town's Richard Bosman said parking areas without boom gates are regarded as public spaces and expired licences can be ticketed whether vehicles are on public roads or not.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

Generally, where there is boom access, our staff are not allowed to enter, or on body corporates.

Richard Bosman, Executive Director for Safety and Security for the City of Cape Town

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