Traffic fines worth N.dollars 230 500 issued on Western Bypass
06 Nov 2017 16:00pm
WINDHOEK, 06 NOV (NAMPA) The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) recorded close to 180 cases of traffic rules violations on the Western Bypass road between 15 August and 25 October 2017.
The traffic fines are valued at N.dollars 230 500, said Executive Secretary of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), Eugene Tendekule at a media conference here on Monday.
The conference was held by various stakeholders to highlight progress made on the Western Bypass safety initiative, following the existing long and short term intervention plans to control the alarming number of motor vehicle accidents that have claimed many lives over several years there.
According to NamPol statistics, road traffic violations on that road include 121 cases of unlicensed driving; 29 cases relating to motor registration and licensing; 17 cases of overloading and 10 fines for the use of mobile phones while driving.
Only two arrests were made for drunk and reckless driving.
Tendekule stated that the assessment conducted by the Roads Authority suggests that most motorists are now adhering to the new speed limit of 80 kilometres per hour. The speed limit was amended in August this year from 120 kilometres per hour.
He also indicated that Hegel Street will be closed once traffic lights at the intersection of Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue and the Western Bypass have been installed, to ensure smooth traffic flow on the national road.
It was further agreed that the intersection of Bernt Carlsson and the Western Bypass would be redesigned to properly accommodate traffic needs.