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Police when leaving Johannesburg airport

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Police when leaving Johannesburg airport

Have heard that it is common for tourists to be stopped leaving in rental cars usually for minor violations.Does thus happen

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11. Re: Police when leaving Johannesburg airport

Hi well drove from Johannesburg airport to hazyview and then around the area usual tourist sites saw the occasional police but no problems

CT
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12. Re: Police when leaving Johannesburg airport

My advice is to stay calm, smile and apologise. Say that you don't have money with you and that you will take the fine. If they further give you hassles, then agree to go into the police station to physically pay the fine. Never ever give them cash in the hand. Once they realise that they can't get money from you, then they will most likely drop the whole issue all together.

Gilroy, California
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13. Re: Police when leaving Johannesburg airport

Hidden radar enforcement stops are becoming more common on the Kruger Gate Road from Hazyview. Avoid the temptation to get to the park in a hurry and enjoy the scenery. Many pedestrians are walking on the shoulders near larger villages on this road, another reason to drive slowly and why police enforcement is there to begin with. If you are pulled over be friendly, polite, and respectful. Explain that you are a tourist and a visitor to South Africa. The majority of police officers are friendly if treated with respect. Drive safely!

Michael - Owner - Kanyezi Africa Safaris

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14. Re: Police when leaving Johannesburg airport

>>The majority of police officers are friendly if treated with respect. <<

That is, indeed, my experience over a lifetime ( licensed for 52 years, so far)of driving in RSA, having experienced many "traffic stops and police "roadblocks"" :-)

Belfast, United...
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15. Re: Police when leaving Johannesburg airport

Hi yes I was the person who asked originally and after driving from Johannesburg to kruger return and then along the garden route and return to Cape Town i was only stopped once in a routine check.The officer was polite smart and efficient. So I can honestly say I had no problems and after hearing some of the local news reports about deaths on road caused by drink driving and speeding. I welcome there presence

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16. Re: Police when leaving Johannesburg airport

Thanks thepatricks for getting back with an update. We are planning a trip in August & will be hiring a car from Johannesburg & driving to Kruger so it is good to hear you had no problems :)

cheers,

G&G

Rawai, Thailand
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17. Re: Police when leaving Johannesburg airport

I pick my car up early morning (7.30am) two weeks on Saturday. This thread has quite surprised me.

Could someone describe exactly where this sign and ‘trap’ is, please, then I’ll try to ensure I behave well!

Thanks.

CT
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18. Re: Police when leaving Johannesburg airport

The police always move and change where the road blocks are. I think you are worrying way too much about this as it won’t be a problem unless you break the law by speeding. Just stick to the speed limit and you will be fine ;)

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