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JMPD traffic cop dispute - why you should use a dashcam

2017-03-22 09:23

"THEY SHOULD BE PROTECTING US": Gauteng motorist Dewald Luce believes his dash-cam thwarted a possible bribery scenario by a traffic official in Johannesburg. Image: Youtube

Johannesburg - On Monday (March 20), two Johannesburg metro police officers were arrested after they were caught on camera allegedly taking a bribe on Albertina Sisulu Road in Bez Valley, reports News24. 

In the video two men can be seen emptying their pockets to hand money over to the officers. The video‚ captured on a cellphone‚ was sent to the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD). 

Another clip has emerged showing the importance of a dash-cam for resolving a traffic disputes in South Africa.  

Dash-cam clip

Gauteng resident Dewald Luce was allegedly accused of not coming to a complete stop at an intersection by a JMPD official.

Do you think this JMPD officer was up to something? Do you have a dash-cam clip? Have you been in a similar situation? Email us or reach us via Facebook  and Twitter.

Luce describes the incident he captured via a dash-cam:

"Observe and tell me if I didn't came to a complete stop? Part of the video is missing as my cam decided on that point of time to start a new clip. (The) cop introduced himself as Jacob and said to me I didn't stop at HIS stop, I yielded. Soon after seeing the dash-cam for himself he told me to go.

"What was he after I wonder? Who thought a dash-cam can protect you against those that's suppose to protect us?"

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