Motorists flagging roadblocks and speed traps jeopardising road safety, says AA

The Automobile Association (AA) says motorists who warn others about roadblocks and speed traps could be compromising road safety and traffic enforcement measures.

Warning others is counter to the whole spirit of addressing road safety in South Africa.

Layton Beard, Automobile Association spokesman

AA spokesperson Layton Beard says other motorists should ask themselves why they are warning other drivers?

He says that there is a purpose for a roadblock, whether a driver sees a need for it or not.

What purpose does it serve if you do warn them? Roadblocks are there for a reason, whether to catch drunk or illegal drivers or check a car's road-worthiness.

Layton Beard, Automobile Association spokesman

Beard explains that the AA is more concerned with the ethics of helping drivers get away than the legality of it.

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