On Wednesday 3 October 2012, Justice Project South Africa wrote to Director Gerneke at the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) to draw his attention to an apparently defective speed and red light camera in Republic Road, Randburg and to seek a solution which would not place a huge administrative burden on members of the public that had been affected by it.
On Tuesday 16 October, JPSA met with Director Gerneke at the JMPD’s offices in Selby where the results of an investigation by the JMPD and their contractor were shown to us and it was revealed that this problem resulted from an intermittent software fault which caused speed calculations to be incorrectly calculated.
As a result of our complaint and the investigation that ensued, the JMPD has informed us that the following will take place:
- All infringement notices resulting from the fault at this specific site incurred from 1 July 2012 to 31 August 2012 will be administratively cancelled by the JMPD.
- This will apply to both, infringement notices recorded on eNaTIS and the JMPD’s own proprietary system.
- All persons who have already paid these fines will be contacted by the JMPD and will be refunded the monies which they have paid.
- No affected person will be expected to complete and submit an AARTO 08 representation form as this will be an automated process.
The camera in question is based on the corner of Republic Road and the entrance to Brightwater Commons when travelling east to west, from Randburg City centre towards Malibongwe Drive and applies ONLY to this particular fixed camera in this direction and not to any other speed and red light cameras. Infringement notices issued at this site state that the location was “Republic Road cnr Waterfront Entrance East to West”.
JPSA is delighted with the positive outcome that has resulted from this matter and would like to thank Director Gerneke and the JMPD for the proactive remedy that is being applied to it.
National Chairman – Justice Project South Africa (NPC)
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