WATCH: JMPD target unroadworthy taxis

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Empty taxis are drivers embark on a strike in Ekurhuleni.

Empty taxis are drivers embark on a strike in Ekurhuleni.

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Empty taxis are drivers embark on a strike in Ekurhuleni.

Empty taxis are drivers embark on a strike in Ekurhuleni.

JOHANNESBURG - Johannesburg Metro Police are clamping down on taxis along Jan Smuts Avenue, outside Johannesburg.

More than 50 JMPD officers are out in full force to dish out tickets and to impound unroadworthy taxis.

Authorities say they are not targeting taxis, but that this forms part of their new strategy and campaign.

IN PICTURES: Impounded Johannesburg taxis on view

They said Jan Smuts is problematic, with numerous complaints about taxi drivers&39; behaviour.

Last month, Metro police impounded more than 500 unroadworthy taxis in Johannesburg since it commenced with operation &39;Buya Mthetho&39;.