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Zero tolerance for motorists disobeying the law

Mogale City Traffic Department spokesperson, Papi Motaung, had no tolerance towards motorists disobeying the rules of the road.

Not stopping at stop signs seems to be a big trend in and around Krugersdorp.

Motorists are putting the lives of other motorists and pedestrians in danger and according to traffic officers from Mogale City’s Traffic Department, this is not acceptable.

A traffic officer on duty at KHS.

A traffic officer on duty at KHS.

The stop sign at one of the entrances to Krugersdorp High School (KHS) in Shannon Road, Kenmare, has been on everyone’s lips since the News first reported about it two weeks ago.

Frustrated people are using Facebook to complain about motorists who do not respect the rules of the road. One person even took a video of a motorist not obeying the rules of the road and caused quite a stir on social media.

Since the News first published an article on 18 January, the stop sign in question has been monitored constantly by the Traffic Department, and journalist Nadine Maré has visited its location to investigate the situation.

An officer standing near one of KHS's entrances making sure motorists do not disregard the rules of the road.

An officer standing near one of KHS’s entrances making sure motorists do not disregard the rules of the road.

Four traffic officers again visited the school on Wednesday, 1 February. Traffic was monitored and motorists were stopped if they did not obey the rules of the road.

Traffic Department spokesperson, Papi Motaung, also informed some of the motorists about fine costs. Motaung also told the News that fine amounts have increased since the beginning of the year.

“We have implemented a zero tolerance policy in Mogale City,” Motaung said.

One of the officers stopped a taxi driver for not obeying the rules of the road.

One of the officers stopped a taxi driver for not obeying the rules of the road.

The Traffic Department wants to warn motorists, and inform them that they will be seen on a regular basis at several stop signs and will have no mercy towards motorists disobeying the law.

Read more about Krugersdorp’s stop sign woes:

Stop! Because the sign says so!

Motorists will regret not stopping in the future

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Nadine Maré
Journalist

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