- A Durban motorist recently chained his car to a street light pole
- Trudy Beetge came across the car, took a photo and shared it via social media
- South Africans found the image hilarious and many deem it to be a cost-effective alternative to insurance
South Africans often complain about the high crime rate within the country.
Necessity is the mother of invention and this held true in Durban where a motorist employed an innovative technique to secure his vehicle.
The driver of a Ford Figo opted to chain his car to a street light pole down Alan Paton Road in Glenwood.
Trudy Beetge passed down the road when the vehicle caught her eye.
TimesLIVE reported that Beetge initially assumed it to be a practical joke.
She said, "I just thought it was hilarious. When I saw it, I was like 'no man, this can't be real' so I did a U-turn to see if it really was chained to the pole."
Beetge decided to photograph the vehicle and shared it with a few friends to make them smile.
DA spokesperson, Christopher Pappas, shared the image via Facebook and South Africans found it hilarious.
Briefly.co.za noted that most weren’t surprised by the new safety technique, even though they found it funny.
Mmabatho Tembe said, “Crime is bad baba! We must do what we can my chain is in my boot.”
Desiree Hemraj commented: “That's gonna save me a lot of insurance premiums. I'm stealing your pic.”
Berne Nightingale joked, “What a badly trained car, have to be chaines so not to run away.”
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