THE JMPD has launched the Buya Mthetho hotline, which allows residents to take pictures and videos of offenders. The hotline is meant to make reporting of reckless and negligent driving easier. Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba said: “Residents will be able to upload footage they have recorded onto the WhatsApp-based hotline.“Thereafter, JMPD will follow up and take the necessary actions.”He said the pilot project aims to create a safer city.“JMPD receives complaints of bad driving and deliberate disregard of traffic laws on a daily basis. “We also receive complaints of noise and other by-law infringements. “The frustration extends to social media, where residents express their anger and frustration. Unfortunately, these incidences are often not reported to the correct authorities,” he said.The residents should:- Take a clear photo or video of the subject of complaint with the car registration number and other relevant information.- Upload it to the hotline with a short description including the date, time and location of the incident.- Provide your name and contact details. These will be kept anonymous.Mashaba explained that the photos or videos must be taken by the complainant themselves and not forwarded or downloaded from other sources. He said the complainant must be willing to testify against the offender if required in terms of the legal process.“Once the complaint is received, JMPD will analyse the evidence and deal with it accordingly, including submission of the complaint to the NPA for prosecution,” he said. The Reckless Driving Hotline Whats-App number is 081 410 6338.
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