No free rides here

09 November 2017 | Local News

Barry de Klerk – The Windhoek City Police has warned people who hang off the back of moving trucks for a free lift, not to continue with this practice.

According to City Police officers, it is not only illegal to hang off the back of moving vehicles, it is also very dangerous for all parties involved.

This follows after a photo of two secondary school learners hitching a ride clinging to the back of a truck started doing rounds on social media.

The City Police condemned their actions.

According to the police, both the driver and the hitchhikers will be fined if they are caught.

They also urge members of the public to inform the police when they notice crimes like these because action has to be taken against wrongdoers.

The police also warned residents about LED lights.

According to road traffic and transport regulations, public road users are not allowed to operate a vehicle with LED or spot lights. However, this regulation does not apply to ambulances, rescue and fire fighting vehicles, police or traffic control vehicles, or vehicles belonging to medical practitioners, veterinarians, breakdown services, electricity services or other public services.

The City Police urged residents to report all crimes and wrongdoings to officers as soon as possible, since the force is committed to making Windhoek the safest city in Africa.

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