The Gauteng Traffic Police department has described a motorist’s behaviour as unacceptable after one their officers was filmed clinging to a car bonnet, while ordering the driver to step out of the vehicle.
The female officer can be seen clutching onto the top of the car while the motorist drives away. The vehicle was later brought to a halt by a minibus vehicle which swerved to block the motorist’s car.
The Gauteng Traffic Police department said the officer was in the process of issuing the 27-year-old female driver with a traffic fine for using a cellphone while driving and the driver chose to drive off and in the process, the officer tried to stop her.
The driver was immediately arrested for failing to comply with an instruction of a traffic officer, reckless driving and resisting arrest.
A fine was also issued for driving while on a cellphone. The conduct displayed by the driver is not only reckless but also smacks of arrogance,” said the department’s spokesperson Ofentse Morwane.
“With the province experiencing a high number of unnecessary crashes and fatalities on our roads, it is of utmost importance that our law enforcement agencies should stamp their authority on those who disregard the rules of the road.
Morwane said drivers should also respect authorities. “The conduct of the driver in question is punishable at all costs and will never be allowed. Irrespective of the attitude of road users, we will continue to stamp our authority and do our work without fear and favour.
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