Hi-tech cars back on metro’s roads

Rochelle de Kock

THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality was yesterday given back four vehicles fitted with hi-tech equipment to detect traffic violations, just in time for the tourism influx over the festive season.

Yesterday’s handover followed a legal battle between the municipality and African Renaissance Supplies, which tried to sue the municipality for R18- million because six Golf GTIs were not being used according to the terms of its agreement with the metro.

The company wanted to be compensated for loss of income because the cars – which are fitted with in-car camera systems – stood idle at the Sidwell traffic department for nine months instead of generating income from traffic fines. The deal was that they would receive 70% of the money from the fines.

 

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