VIDEO | WOMAN DRIVES OFF WITH COP, FULL STORY REVEALED

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MEDIA STATEMENT

TO : ALL MEDIA

ATTENTION : NEWS EDITORS

DATE : TUESDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Gauteng Community Safety condemns the conduct of a senseless driver

The Gauteng Department of Community Safety condemns with contempt the conduct of a 27-year-old female driver who was seen driving her car with a female traffic officer from Gauteng Traffic Police on her bonnet.

According to preliminary information, the incident happened in Krugersdorp, on the 13th of September 2019. The Gauteng Traffic Police officer was in the process of issuing the 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. 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.

Drivers are supposed to conduct themselves in a manner that is acceptable and 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,’’ said departmental Spokesperson, Ofentse Morwane.

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Issued by the Gauteng Department of Community Safety. For media enquiries contact Ofentse Morwane on 066 476 0777. For media releases, speeches and news visit: www.gauteng.gov.za