Errant motorists warned as new traffic officers graduate

2015-08-06 06:01

The Western Cape’s provincial traffic service was strengthened last week when when 29 new traffic officers graduated from a year-long training course at the Gene Louw Traffic College in Brackenfell.

Six officers from KwaZulu-Natal also graduated.

The officers will start to work full-time next week at various provincial traffic centres now that they hold the Further Education Training Certificate in Road Traffic Law Enforcement

The traffic officers were trained according to all applicable legislation and the requirements of a qualification as registered with the Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority (SASSETA), the Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSETA), as well as the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) guidelines on examining vehicles and licences. They have successfully completed firearm competency training, driver training (including articulated motor vehicle and motorcycle training), first aid training and training in fighting fires.

In addition to their traffic diplomas, the graduates also received their Traffic Officer appointment cards.

Traffic Officer Nande Mngqibisa (27) from Mfuleni received two excellence awards: Top Achiever in Musketry and Best Practical and Physical Training Achiever.

Prior to graduating, Mngqibisa was a police officer, but always dreamed of becoming a traffic officer

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