City Police continue arresting drivers for traffic violations

WINDHOEK: The Deputy Chief of the Traffic Management Unit at the City Police, Adam Eiseb, said there are about 52 939 00 outstanding warrant of arrests in their files.

Eiseb told members of the media here on Friday before they took off to visit some of the companies around the city to execute some of the warrants.

He notes that 18 280 00 are those from the private motor vehicles while 34 659 00 are from the public transports.

“This is seriously putting a burden on us and we have now decided to claim down on outstanding warrants,” he said.

Eiseb stated that the outstanding warrant of arrests emanate both from the Namibia Police Force (NamPol) and from City Police.

City Police of Friday first visited the Nampower Head Office, were they had 11 arrests to make.

They however only managed to make one arrest from that station, moving on to the TransNamib Head Office were they had 14 arrests to make and only managed to get four.

He noted that the project is a continues one, stating that they ‘simultaneously’ follow up if they have any outstanding warrant as they always establish the drivers contacts and keep in contact with them.

“we really want to enhance this approach and this project will continue during our 24/7 operation,” he said.

Eiseb explained that they keep on calling drivers, advising them to visit their offices and too resolve the matter.

He also indicated that they on a regular basis visit the driver’s residential address and workplaces to execute those warrants of arrests and also through their operations.

He furthermore noted that they are also making use of the Automatic Number Plate recognition camera system during their operations on the city roads, that allows them to identify vehicles that have outstanding warrants.

Eiseb said they will be visiting workplaces during office hours and residential areas after hour to execute those warrants and they will also make use of their operations and also target the permanent road blocks around the city.

He stated that they are also confronted with an increasing rate of people that are are not complying with the traffic laws and regulations, noting that it has thus resulted in increasing crushes reported on the city roads.

He thus cautioned the public to comply with all traffic rule, saying they should respect and adhere to the law and prevent possibilities of receiving traffic fines.

(edited)WINDHOEK: Four people were arrested at their places of work on Friday for outstanding warrants of arrest for traffic violations.

These are part of over 53 000 warrants of arrest on the records of the City Police and the Namibian Police Force combined.

The Deputy Chief of the City Police’s Traffic Management Unit, Adam Eiseb told the media here on Friday that 18 280 warrants are for private motor vehicles and 34 659 for public vehicles.

“This is seriously putting a burden on us, and we have now decided to clamp down on outstanding warrants,” he said just before City Police officers took off to execute some of the warrants of arrest.

The City Police on Friday first visited the NamPower head office, where they had 11 arrests to make.

However, only one arrest was made.

At the TransNamib head office where 14 arrests were supposed to be made, only four people were arrested for outstanding warrants of arrest.

Eiseb noted that the project is a continuous one, stating that his office always follow up on outstanding warrants when they establish the drivers’ contacts.

He explained that they call drivers, advising them to visit their offices and too resolve the matter.

The City police also, on a regular basis, visit the drivers’ residences and workplaces to execute those warrants of arrests.

“We really want to enhance this approach, and this project will continue during our 24/7 operations,” he said.

The City Police also make use of automatic number plate recognition camera system during their operations on the city roads, which allows them to identify vehicles which have outstanding warrants.

The deputy chief said they will be visiting workplaces during office hours and residential areas after hours to execute those warrants, and they also make use of permanent road blocks around the city to apprehend those drivers with arrest warrants for traffic violations.

He stated that they are confronted with an increasing rate of people who do not comply with the traffic laws and regulations, noting that it has resulted in increasing number of crashes on the city roads.

Eiseb thus cautioned the public to comply with all traffic rules, saying they should respect and adhere to the law, and prevent possibilities of receiving traffic fines.

SOURCE: NAMPA