Traffic operation nets 14 drunken drivers

Fourteen people were arrested for drunken driving in Walvis Bay since Thursday, the municipal traffic chief, Superintendent Eben Platt said yesterday. These drivers all appeared in the magistrate’s court and entered different pleas.
An operation to bring traffic offenders to the book has started last week and has one purpose: to reduce the number of traffic accidents in the harbour town and to make motorists aware of disciplined behaviour behind the steering wheel.
Apart from a clamp down on drunken drivers, a total of 44 drivers were arrested as there were warrants of arrests against them for failing to pay traffic fines and subsequent failure to appear in court.
Traffic officials also pulled over vehicles for roadworthiness inspections. Three trucks of China Harbour and Engineering Company (CHEC) were found to be unroadworthy and they were summarily taken off the road. A taxi was also declared unroadworthy and taken off the road.

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