Police: drivers must stop for law

2008-12-02 00:00

Police yesterday sought to clear up a misunderstanding about whether motorists should obey instructions from occupants of blue light vehicles.

A police spokeswoman confirmed that motorists are obliged to stop when law enforcement officers in official cars flag them over.

Each case must be judged on its merits, said Inspector Joey Jeevan.

“Law enforcement vehicles are clearly marked”, she added, and while vehicles on escort duty for VIPs and ministers are unmarked, they are “nevertheless distinct”. Motorists should stop, when asked, after committing a traffic offence, Jeevan said.

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