Gauteng’s traffic law enforcement has been enhanced with the introduction of two new midi-buses fitted with new technology.

The province’s MEC for Public Transport, Roads and Works Khabisi Mosunkutu Last week revealed the two vehicles that will allow traffic officers immediate access to records of unpaid fines, to check heavy vehicles for overloading and verify vehicle registrations.

The one truck is fitted with technology to weigh vehicles while the other has the technology to access the department’s database to check for outstanding summons and arrest warrants and to issue new ones to non-compliant motorists at roadblocks.

Briefing the media on traffic safety measures to be put in place ahead of the festive season, MEC Mosunkutu said with the support of National Minister of Transport Dullah Omar, provincial transport MECs would be implementing Operation Juggernaut.

He said through the operation, traffic departments would surround metropolitan areas "with rings of steel" by setting up roadblocks.

MEC Mosunkutu also said the National Department of Transport’s E-force technology would enable traffic law enforcement officers to do on-the-spot checks and verification of the authenticity of Credit Card Format (CCF) driving licenses and link these licenses to the owner through finger print checks. The technology will also reveal any reported stolen vehicles.

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