For more than two years, Durban was the racing devil’s race track, as all speed traps with cameras were out of order.
The city had virtually no revenue from speeding violations for two years, and the single traffic violation noticed by traffic officials also did not always result in a fine ticket.
The inexplicable is that the traffic department says they can’t issue a ticket because the camera system is not functioning properly.
However, a spokeswoman for the municipality says it does not mean that the streets of the city are unsafe as the traffic staff “works very hard” to ensure that law and order are maintained.
A reader told Die Vryburger he was aware of several cases where traffic officials “exempted” fines for their friends.