- A man exceeded the speed limit while driving through the town of Parys in the Free State
- He was pulled over by 3 traffic officers and started fearing the worst
- His experience that day challenged stereotypes of corruption and arrogance as the traffic cops blew him away with their professionalism and warm demeanour
Rowland Vass drove through the town of Parys in the Free State and failed to see the traffic sign which indicated the speed limit.
As a result, he exceeded the limit and was pulled over by three traffic officers.
Vass immediately feared the worst as his perception of corruption, bribery and arrogance came to the fore.
However, their behaviour blew him away as their friendly nature and professionalism challenged those stereotypes.
The cops treated Vass with the utmost respect, but gave him a strict warning on the dangers of speeding.
The men all got along so well that they ended up having a lengthy conversation and even allowed Vass to take a photo of their well-maintained vehicle.
Vass was so impressed by the gentlemen that he shared his experience via Facebook and the post went viral.
Briefly.co.za noted the positive impact of the story as it inspired many South Africans.
Kevin Miles Campbell commented, "Well done guys. So refreshing."
Lilian Parker said, "So good to hear good things about the Police."
Andrew Kruger added, "Great stuff , show you on your fault, but not arrogant about how they do their job, but what they are there for. Road safety. Great guys i'll take my had off for you."
Yvonne Dauth Dauth commented, "Amen to all the above God bless them."
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