Motorists Pay More Than N$7 Million in Fines

Admission of guilt fines issued to motorists by the Namibian Police Traffic Division during the 2013/2014 festive season period amounted to more than N$7,7 million.

This is much lower than the fines of more than N$9,8 million which were issued to motorists during the 2012/2013 period.

Chief Traffic Coordinator of the Traffic Law Enforcement Division at the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), Deputy Commissioner Ralph Ludwig released these statistics during a de-briefing session about the festive season road safety campaign here on Wednesday.

The campaign was held under the theme, “Mind the Consequences of Speed”.

The Motor Vehicle Accident Fund of Namibia (MVA Fund), the National Roads Safety Council and NamPol collaborated well during the festive season road safety campaign which took place from 22 November 2013 until 15 January 2014.

“Technology enables traffic law enforcement to significantly increase apprehension rates through the use of better image collection methods. NamPol recognises the importance of deploying technology to enhance traffic policing, especially in the areas of speeding and drunken driving, thereby improving performance capabilities,” said Ludwig, as he addressed reporters.

He noted that there were fewer accidents during this period, compared to the last season.

Summonses issued to motorists decreased from 8 000 during the 2012/2013 festive period to 7 104 summonses in the 2013/2014 period.