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Operation Sweepstreet apprehends 536 road offenders
At least 536 transport operators’ offenders were apprehended in Francistown and Selebi Phikwe between 24-27 February, 2010 in a road safety campaign dubbed Operation Sweepstreet’.
Operation Sweepstreet

The aim of the exercise is to collaborate with transport operators through enforcement and education in order to promote total permit conditions compliance and excellent customer service delivery.

The Francistown and Selibe Phikwe operation follows the launch of a similar operation in Gaborone in May last year.

Specific issues covered during the Francistown and Selebi Phikwe operation included, checking combi, bus and taxi operators permits, adherence to permit conditions; adherence to time table, check vehicle conditions (roadworthiness in particular and lastly, address indiscipline amongst transport operators.

Of the many offences detected, driving without license had 69 causalities followed by driving public service vehicles without fire extinguisher with 63 and failure to comply with conditions of Passenger-Permit with 52 cases and carrying passenger for reward without (passenger) permit had 29. Driving public vehicles without (Professional Driving Permits (PRDP) had the least number of cases at 23 cases.


Of the 536 offences detected, 293 cases have been finalized while 243 are still pending. A total of , P88 850 was collected for ‘admission of guilty’.