No action so drivers do as they please
IN HILLCREST I have noticed a trend of vehicles not displaying number plates either front, back or inside.
They appear to ride around with impunity.
On a recent trip to Johannesburg, signage on the N3 toll route displayed the following: “No number plates means jail time.” Well, I would guess that 10% of vehicles on the 500km journey and back had no number plates.
What is more, I passed traffic police on no less than 10 different spots either trapping or parked on the roadside.
The unmarked vehicles were, to my knowledge, not stopped and were travelling at a guesstimate of more than 160km/h.
My question is: Why display the “jail time” sign and then let the unmarked cars get away with breaking the law?
It seems apparent that South Africa has a large degree of the Wild West attitude in that “I can do as I please and no one can stop me”.
MARGE MITCHELL Hillcrest