Dumbest thing said today

Heard on radio news the traffic department guy is saying that if you’re pulled over by an unmarked car with blue lights you should ask for an “Appointment Certificate”. If the person produces it then he’s legit, if he can’t (even if he is legit) then anything he does is illegal.

I can see that working really well.

“Excuse me officer, I would like to see your Appointment Certificate.”

“Certainly sir, here is it, printed on form AK47. Now please exit the vehicle, it does not belong to you any more.”

(Already happened to a truck driver on the N2 this week apparently).

Now if there was more than half a brain cell around this garbage the use of unmarked cars will be stopped and the cops would cease creating an unsafe environment where members of the public are put in jeopardy by law enforcement’s actions.

And then next person who says that unmarked traffic cars help in recovering stolen cars is going to get a klap. Last time I checked stolen cars are reported to the SAPS, not the traffic department. More marked cars = more drivers behaving themselves on the road.

Hiding away is for criminals.

Author: Morné Condon

Automotive journalist in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, following new models, old cars, car clubs and motorsport. My interests are not restricted to the automotive environment, although this is where I am mostly to be found.

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