If the municipality was serious about taking back the city the Mayor would mobilise all 19 of the idle traffic police motorbikes. In an act of complete neglect the municipality has left these R2-million motorbikes to rust in a yard for five years.
The DA once again appeals to the ANC to get these motorbikes onto the roads before more people lose their lives unnecessarily.
If the municipality fails to act before the next council sitting, the DA will table a motion that seeks to have the motorbikes mobilised.
In a safe city, traffic police are well-equipped and effective in ensuring road safety for all residents.
It seems like these perfectly useful traffic police motorbikes are suffering the same fate as the IPTS buses. The DA will not allow this to go on.
Road users need to have the freedom to travel without fear or concern and the introduction of additional motorbikes would go a long way to ensuring this.
The DA is set on winning Nelson Mandela Bay at next year’s elections so that municipal equipment is used effectively. Under the leadership of Athol Trollip, we will build a safe city in which traffic monitoring services are well equipped and managed.
Editor: The motorbikes do come out now and again – cavalcades, funerals and displays – CLICK HERE to see a motorbike.
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