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KNP hands out 811 fines to rule breakers

Unread postby Lesego » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:40 pm

The Kruger National Park (KNP)’s Managing Executive, Mr Abe Sibiya has announced today (Wednesday, 09 January 2013) that 811 fines were issued to rule breakers during the festive season (1 - 31 December 2012).

Speeding tops the list of offences with 526 fines issued, while 285 fines were issued for other offences such as littering, protruding or alighting from a motor vehicle in an undesignated area and reckless driving. A motorist was caught driving at 111 km/h on a 50 km/h zone between Satara and Orpen in the central part of the park. This was the highest speed recorded.

Mr Sibiya continued to encourage everyone to obey the rules and regulations of the park. “No one is above the law, if you think you can come and disregard the rules of the park, our law enforcement officers will deal with you accordingly. This park is for visitors to experience and explore nature without any disturbance” commented Sibiya.

All the fines were issued in line with the National Environmental Management; Protected Areas Act (NEMA), 57 of 2003 and National Road Traffic Act (NRTA).

”We hope this sends out the message to those individuals who think they can break the law and get away with it. We are serious about the safety of our visitors in the park and encourage people to make use of our emergency number 013 735 4325 to report those who break the rules. Our law enforcement officers cannot be everywhere all the time, hence we urge the public to assist” he said.

Furthermore, he praised visitors who made use of the emergency number to report rule breakers. “We urge visitors to familiarise themselves with rules and regulations of the park as stated in the green permit that they receive at the gates to avoid being on the wrong side of the law” concluded Sibiya.

The number of fines issued in December 2012 has increased dramatically compared to 410 in December 2011.

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Re: KNP hands out 811 fines to rule breakers

Unread postby Philip1 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:44 pm

:gflower: Thank you Lesego :gflower:

:evil: MAKE THEM PAY :twisted:
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Re: KNP hands out 811 fines to rule breakers

Unread postby DinkyBird » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:55 pm

The number of fines issued in December 2012 has increased dramatically compared to 410 in December 2011.

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Unread postby Crested Val » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:57 pm

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Unread postby Elsa » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:09 pm

Good to see the transgressors got fined! :clap:
111kph! :big_eyes:

but sad in a way that it has increased, people still not respecting the park and its inhabitants. :naughty:
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Unread postby gmlsmit » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:53 pm

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Unread postby okie » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:00 pm

Now this is certainly welcome news . Well done Sanparks :clap: :clap: :clap:
And let us hope that those transgressors all remember it , and tell their friends about it too :naughty:
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Unread postby Hugh » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:09 pm

811 fines Well done Sanparks BUT it is also so sad to see .. I am sure many folk also got away with breaking rules .. Sooooo mites report the rule breakers we want to have no fines next year and well behaved tourists
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Unread postby Rooies » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:31 pm

Unnecessary transgressions, well deserved fines. A welcome boost for the Park's coffers (if all the buggers pay) As with all traffic tickets, a lot of people will simply ignore it and hope nothing comes of it. This is the time for SANParks to bring the message over. If you don't pay the fine, you will not be allowed back in Kruger. The ideal situation would be if the following appears on the front page of a newspaper (with picture)

"Kruger refused a man entry. Fine outstanding"
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Unread postby bert » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:32 pm

Thank you Les for the update
Still so many speeders :twisted:

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Re: KNP hands out 811 fines to rule breakers

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:28 pm

111kph :big_eyes:

More than twice the limit. :big_eyes:

Surely that is grounds for vehicle forfeiture?
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Re: KNP hands out 811 fines to rule breakers

Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:37 pm

"The Kruger National Park (KNP)’s Managing Executive, Mr Abe Sibiya has announced today (Wednesday, 09 January 2013) that 811 fines were issued to rule breakers during the festive season (1 - 31 December 2012)."

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"A motorist was caught driving at 111 km/h on a 50 km/h zone between Satara and Orpen in the central part of the park." :clap: :clap: :clap:

:shock: :shock: :evil: :evil:

"Furthermore, he praised visitors who made use of the emergency number to report rule breakers."

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Unread postby GlenD » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:44 pm

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