Beware carboard cut-out cop cars on SA roads

Motorists travelling on sections of the N1 and N4 in Gauteng and surrounds have reported a cardboard cut-out of a metro police vehicle, which is part of a safety initiative ahead of the Easter break.

Arrive Alive has posted photos of a large board in the shape of a Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) car, which was placed on the N4 before Rosslyn.

“On the Arrive Alive website, we plead for visible and effective traffic enforcement. Even though this may not be what we have referred to, it may be a worthwhile initiative to remind road users to Obey the Rules of the Road All of the Time, whether there are actual enforcement or just a reminder of such possible enforcement,” it said.

The TMPD told MyBroadband that the initiative was undertaken by the Bakwena road agency – which operates sections of the N1 and N4 in Tshwane, Bela-Bela, Rustenburg, and Zeerust – to curb speeding during the Easter period.

Many Twitter users responded positively to the initiative, stating that it was a good way to slow down reckless and speeding drivers.

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Beware carboard cut-out cop cars on SA roads