The City of Johannesburg has warned there will be no more speeding without consequences on its roads after the metro signed a new three-year deal with Syntell (Pyt) Ltd to provide advanced law enforcement and crash management (ALECRAM) services for three years.
This is after the City, revealed earlier this year that they had not issued any speeding fines since May 2021. It calculated a loss of R36 million as a result.
According to MMC for Public Safety in the City of Joburg, David Tembe, the contract will come into effect just before the festive season traffic volume increase and will form part of the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) strategy to combat road fatalities during this period.
“Syntell is a leader in the end-to-end traffic law enforcement that provides cutting edge technology-based services and systems for road safety, traffic management and revenue collection. Their accident/crash management module will help the JMPD to link crashes to an exact position on a road and to determine the reason for the crash. This will provide the department with the means to address the factors contributing to crashes,” said Tembe on Tuesday.
“We want to send a clear message to motorists that the City of Johannesburg has zero tolerance for lawlessness, drunk and reckless driving this festive season. Gone are the days when motorists had free rein and could speed on our roads without any repercussions and with total disregard for rules of the road,” said Tembe.
He said Operation Night Life would be in full force, and that there would be no leniency for those found speeding on the roads.
Source: The Citizen, News24, image from Twitter: @JacaNews