What rights do you have when pulled over by the police in South Africa?
Being pulled over or arrested by law enforcers can be a very unpleasant and even scary experience. It is important to know that no matter what the situation may be, you always have rights and need to exercise them.If you feel that your constitutional rights have been violated, you can pursue legal action against the person/entity you believe has infringed your rights.If you’re stopped and pulled over as part of a roadblock:
“Knowing your rights and enforcing them are two different things…”Source: FNB Website, legal advice.
Protocol for motorists developed by JPSA and RTMC
Not sure if you watched Carte Blanche about the “Cop Jackers”Please find attached the official RTMC (Road Traffic Management Corporation) and JPSA (Justice Project South Africa) protocol to follow in the event of being summoned to pull over whilst driving by a vehicle fitted with blue lights.Please note that this protocol has been endorsed by the various SAPS and Traffic Policing units, and they are aware of the protocol.Please advise all your family and employee’s to do the following 5 simple steps exactly in this order:1. Slow down to 40km/h2. Turn your hazard lights on3. Do the “follow me” hand signal4. Call 101115. Drive to the CLOSEST place of safety (Note: do NOT drive to a private residence)Be safe out there!