There was a massive clamp down by traffic officials in Cape Town, in the lead up to the Easter weekend.

More than a 1 000 motorists were arrested for outstanding warrants.

According to City Traffic Services more than 100, 000 fines were issued, with another 52 arrests made for various other traffic violations.

Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith, advised that offenders pay their fines.

“Speedsters made the long weekend and quieter roads their playing field, and the number of offences recorded attest to that. We received ongoing complaints from across the metropole. So, in the coming weeks, thousands of motorists can expect a fine notification in their mailboxes. I advise them to pay their fines or risk ending up behind bars”.

While the focus was on the roads, the City’s law enforcement arrested 126 suspects during their operations, most of which were on firearm- and drug-related charges.