Over the last month, the Municipality has held more than 21 roadblocks across Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and Despatch.
Safety and Security MMC, Cllr John Best, said the main purpose of the increased visibility was to curb lawlessness by assessing vehicle roadworthiness, checking for outstanding arrest warrants and fines, and driving under the influence of alcohol amongst others.
“We had 48 officers on duty during the law enforcement operation and just for today, we managed to pull over more than 1 000 vehicles. Although our focus is not on generating income, we would like to encourage motorists to pay their outstanding fines and ensure that they are obeying traffic laws to avoid getting fined in the first place.”
“To steer clear of being held up at roadblocks, residents are encouraged to also pay their fines through the municipality’s website by following a few easy steps,” Cllr Best added.
How to pay your traffic fines from the NMBM website:
- Connect to the NBMB website (http://www.nelsonmandelabay.gov.za).
- Click on anyone of the following links on the website (RESIDENTS, BUSINESS, VISITORS OR COUNCIL).
- Click on eServices and select Pay my Fines.
- Alternatively go directly to the following URL (http://www.nelsonmandelabay.gov.za/Council.aspx?pageID=191)
- A user name and password is required to login to the Pay my fine website. If you are a first time user you need to register first.
- If you are already registered, login to the website and perform your transaction.
- Please note that you will be required to register on the Pay my Fines website before you can view or pay your traffic fines on the site.
A total of 128 cases were recorded on Friday of which 23 warrants of arrest were executed and a total amount of R33 500 received at the roadblock between 11:00 and 13:50.