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Heavy Transport Enforcement - Tactical Investigations

Rhodes, Ross

Enforcement & Penalties


The road transport sector in SA currently employs approximately 30,000 people. A doubling of the freight task is predicted within SA by 2020. Of that volume about 80% is predicted to be by road freight. Within SA there is approximately 100,000 km's of road network within a landmass of 984,377 square kilometres. For the year ending 31 March 2001 approximately 46 million tonnes of freight was conveyed by roadi. This is growing annually. Vast distances and remote areas provide challenges for community policing, especially the rigors of traffic law enforcement. Many rural highways traverse arid areas with long distances between either roadhouses or towns.