Media launch of the number plate recognition system and special vehicles

3 April 2009

Mpumalanga Roads and Transport MEC Jackson Mthembu will be showcasing three state of the art vehicles and a number plate recognition system to the media on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 along the N4 road (Mataffin) next to Halls and Sons at 11h00.

The vehicles which are fitted with a system that can be able to record any moving violation committed by a driver in his/her course of driving were unveiled by Minster Jeff Radebe during the launch of the 2009 Easter Arrive Alive Campaign in Ackerville on 23 March 2009.

The MEC will further unveil a minibus fitted with a number plate recording system that is able to detect and release particulars of offences and outstanding fines committed by the targeted vehicle. The system is linked to the Electronic National Transport Information System (eNaTIS) and can reveal all other vehicles which are registered in the name of the owner of the vehicle scanned. It can further detect all the outstanding fines of other vehicles registered in the name of the owner of the scanned vehicle.

30 new traffic vehicles will also be handed over to traffic officers as part of enhancing law enforcement activities in the province.

The media will be given an opportunity to ride on the special vehicles and observe how they operate. All media houses are therefore invited to be part of the event.

For more information kindly contact:

David Nkambule
013 766 6553
Cell: 079 684 6401

Issued by: Department of Roads and Transport, Mpumalanga Provincial Government