Johannesburg metro police will target drunk and reckless drivers, people not wearing safety belts and cars with smooth and damaged tyres at roadblocks over the festive season.
Spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said on Monday that metro police would also keep a hawk’s eye on minibus taxis and buses.
High-powered police would lie in wait along highways to catch speedsters, he added.
Driving at more than 40km/h above the speed limit in 120km/h zones would lead to instant arrest. Offenders caught doing up to 160km/h risked fines of R1 500.
Minnaar said over the weekend nine people were arrested for drunken driving in Sandton, and 11 were caught speeding near the Alexandra offramp on the N1.