What is a Suspicious Vehicle/Person? | Western Cape Government

What is a Suspicious Vehicle/Person?

A suspicious vehicle/person is a vehicle/person that acts in a manner which may seem to be unusual or strange.



You are driving from your home; a new vehicle follows you for thirty minutes staying in the same lane as you, taking the same turn-offs as you.

If this vehicle has an old registration number e.g. HSG 090 T, the registration number is false, as all new cars should now have new Gauteng numbers plates.

The most important fact to remember while driving a motor vehicle is to be alert at all times. This is why the K53 driving method of driving is beneficial since the method concentrates a lot on the regular use of rear view mirrors.


A suspicious person can be any person that you feel acts in a strange manner. The problem with suspicious persons is that there are no distinguishing features. Hijackers come in any form or shape. Colour, race, sex or age are not distinguishing features.

The best way to identify a suspicious person is to see all unknown persons as being suspicious.

The content on this page was last updated on 9 September 2013