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According to reports Johannesburg speed cameras have been offline since March, during this time they haven’t been issuing any speeding fines either.

 

According to anonymous sources, Moneyweb reported that the Johannesburg traffic cameras have been offline since March 2017. This is due to the fact that the city cancelled contracts of five service providers who supplied equipment and systems to generate the fines.

The city of Johannesburg has since confirmed that even though the services were cancelled, they have made sure that police viability was increased to continue speed management techniques.

“There was a decision taken by the city to increase police visibility. Therefore all speed enforcement was done manually‚” 

“It means where officers identify a speeding hotspot‚ officers man the cameras manually and issue the fines directly to offending motorists. The city has decided to do away with electronic enforcement‚” – Wayne Minnaar JMPD spokesman 

Wayne Minnaar has confirmed that since the migration from electronic to manual speed cameras, there has been a decrease in speeding around hotspots. He also confirmed that having officers manually issue tickets has not affected their ability to perform general law enforcement tasks.

The Moneyweb article reports that a massive revenue stream has been lost due to the loss of the electronic system, however Wayne maintains that the loss will not affect the department.

“The JMPD gets a budget from the city for all its operations‚ including salaries‚ by-law enforcement and traffic enforcement‚”

The excuse of not receiving a fine in the post may become obsolete for the next few months. According to News24 however, another spokesperson Luyanda Longwe, has confirmed that they will be issuing new contracts within the next few weeks.

We will keep you updated on the progress of this story but in the mean time, please stick to speed limits and think of others on the roads around you!


Sources: Moneyweb / Times Live / News24
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