North West MEC for Community Safety and Transport Management, Sello Lehari has instructed the 60 members of the Eagles Special Traffic Unit to serve motorists and the people of the North West with dignity and commitment.

The MEC said this during his official launch of the Eagles’ attire, which is slightly different from the usual Provincial Traffic uniform.

He said the code of conduct for traffic officers provides clarity on how they should conduct themselves in public while serving communities at large.

“Our motorists and communities in general should not be surprised or suspect anything while being served by yourselves in this new uniform.
What matters most is how you also conduct yourselves. Work with dignity, pride and commitment, then it will be easy for our motorists to identify you. At all times be reminded that your duty is to save the lives of our people on the road by ensuring total compliance,” said MEC Lehari addressing the Eagles.

He appeals with motorists to cooperate and get used to the new uniform which is worn by only 60 members of the Eagles. He further said motorists must be aware of chancers who will take advantage of the new dress code and start impersonating Eagles Officers.

“Our motorists, just make sure that the person who stops you wearing this uniform produces his/her appointment certificate, in full uniform and name tag. You have the right to request all those as a motorists for your assurance,” he said.

The Department’s MEC launched the Eagles in October 2023, during the pass out of new 51 Traffic recruiters in Mmabatho and further handed over the new vehicles during the Thuntsha Lerole Service Delivery Programme that was held in Ditsobotla Loval Municipality in December 2023.

The new uniform differs from the pattern with blue caps compared to the normal beige caps. This is designed specifically for members of the Eagles Traffic Special Unit who work 24 hours on the N4, N12, N14 and N18 routes in the four districts of the Province.