South African Police Service

Tell us about your experience with the South African Police Service

I was drIving down the M1 when suddenly a Flying Squad vehicle started flashing me, I assumed they wanted to pass so I changed lanes and they followed me! Making me realise that they wanted me to pull over. So I pulled over and one of them started knocking on my passenger window demanding me to open, I comply and he asks for my license. Another one then appears on my drivers side, opens my door and demands I step out! I comply again. Then they instruct me to put my hands up and they search me and also search my car, top to bottom. They find nothing but old clothes my girlfriend has been meaning to donate and my laptop and they let me go.

What about your experience did you like/dislike the most?

I was stopped for no reason and I was not even doing anything suspicious. Also I was driving my girlfriends bright yellow car instead of my black car which I have to admit is quite shady looking.

Do you have any suggestions on how they can improve?

They should inform drivers why they are stopped instead of treating them like criminals.