A 57-year-old man has been arrested for reckless and negligent driving after he allegedly interfered with a motorcade convoy that was escorting a foreign VIP dignitary to the Lanseria Airport on Sunday morning.
The man who is expected to appear before the Krugersdorp Magistrate Court on Monday morning was warned by Traffic officials and SAPS members escorting the VIP to stay away from the convoy but he allegedly ignored warning signs.
He allegedly tried to enter the motorcade and on his third attempt, police pulled him over and arrested him.
According to the National Road Traffic Act, vehicles displaying a blue light, have absolute right of way when it is safe to do so and motorists are urged to give way for them.
Members of the public are reminded that blue lights may only be fitted on vehicles operated by:
· Members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) and
· Municipal Police Services;
· Traffic officers;
· Members of the SANDF Military Police.
Civilians will be guilty of a crime if found to be utilising blue lights.
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