Residents owe millions in traffic fines

04 November 2019 | Crime

Windhoek City Police Public Relations Officer Fabian Amukwelele called upon Windhoek residents with outstanding traffic fines and warrants of arrest to pay them at the City Police headquarters or risk being arrested.
Amukwelele said there are approximately 56 000 outstanding warrants of arrest from drivers who owe a combined N$10 million in fines and penalties. He said residents with traffic fines and outstanding warrants should approach the municipal court at Bismarck Street to settle their debt or risk being arrested when the City Police starts its warrant of arrest screening at roadblocks during the festive season.
“The festive season is the busiest month and we are going to set up various roadblocks around Windhoek. If a driver is found to have outstanding warrants they will be arrested and taken into custody,” he warned.
Amukwelele said that owners of vehicles that have warrants and traffic fines but were not the driver of the vehicle when the warrant was issued, can approach the court in order to contest and present their cases for deliberation. “Failure to do so may result in them being inconvenienced as a result of the actions of others,” he said.
Amukwelele said the majority of drivers with outstanding warrants are taxi drivers and that the most common traffic violations are speeding, running traffic lights, expired license disks and parking in a place where a driver is not allowed to park.
“Unfortunately for those who owe money, the City Police will not be lenient in their approach when making arrests.”
Amukwelele said that drivers should arrange to pay their fines in full and that there will be no arrangement for payments in instalments for those who have accrued fines which they cannot afford to pay. - Nampa

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