EMPD Operation Bumper To Bumper
EMPD Operation Bumper To Bumper: Normally we all talk about the police doing nothing about cars that look like they been threw the wars or have been put together by random parts but on Tuesday the 10th of May the EMPD put operation bumper to bumper in play. The operation targeted mainly Germiston, Heriotdale and Delmore Gardens and took place between between 6am and 2pm. In addition, 68 vehicles with more minor defects were discontinued and instructed to go for a re-test. The roads that were focused upon in this operation were Voortrekker, Railway, Meyer, Lower Boksburg, Jupiter, Wits-Rifles, Lower Germiston, Elsburg, Johan Rissik and Passchendaele. According to EMPD spokesperson, Lieut-Col Wilfred Kgasago, the 54 vehicles were impounded as they had serious defects.
“This included both service and emergency brakes, smooth tyres, oil leaks, steering mechanism with excessive play, exposed electrical wires, not licenced and registered, without number plates, cracked windscreen, doors not closing properly and excessive smoking. “Vehicles impounded and discontinued included a midi-bus, 12 LDVs, 80 mini-buses and 29 light motor vehicles. “Towed vehicles can be released on payment of R1 860 towing fee and the daily storage fee is R241. The vehicles can be re-claimed from the EMPD pound in Boksburg.”