OFO No: 541201
What is a Traffic Officer?
Traffic Officers have the important responsibility of ensuring the safety of our roads. Traffic Officers enforce road rules for both drivers and pedestrians to prevent accidents and deaths from occurring. The main goal of a Traffic Officer’s tasks is to save lives whilst ensuring a safe and free flow of traffic.
What does a Traffic Officer do?
- patrols roads by car, motorcycles, or on foot
- uses speed-measuring devices to enforce the speed limit
- identifies signs of a drunk driver, tests them and determines if an offence has been committed
- issues fines
- inspects vehicles for road worthiness
- checks vehicles for valid registration and outstanding fines
- monitors cellphone usage by drivers
Are you . . . ?
- a good driver?
- able to work with people with difficult personalities?
- someone with a strong sense of duty to uphold the law?
- honest and trustworthy?
- a team player
How do I become a Traffic Officer?
You will need a matric and to be deemed medically fit.
- Complete your matric
- Pass your driver’s tests (have a driver’s license – manual transmission)
- Pass a medical fit assessment
- Have a clean criminal record
- 35 years old or younger
- Apply for training at a Traffic College
COLLEGES AND ACADEMIES:
- Limpopo Traffic Training College, Polokwane – Limpopo, 015 967 0467
- Boekenhoutkloof Traffic Training College, Pretoria – Gauteng, 083 676 5133
- Kwazulu Natal Traffic Training College, Pietermaritzburg – KZN, 033 394 0202
- Lengau Traffic Training College, Bloemfontein – Free State, 051 409 0444
- Mangaung Traffic Training College, Bloemfontein – Free State, 051 412 8100
- Gene Louw Traffic Training College, Cape – Western Cape, 021 983 1501
- Durban Metro Police Traffic Training College, Durban – KZN, 031 701 0462
- Johannesburg Metro Police Dept Academy, Johannesburg – Gauteng, 011 429 5010
- Tshwane Metro Police Dept Academy, Pretoria – Gauteng, 012 358 0005
- Ekurhuleni Metro Police Dept Academy, Springs – Gauteng, 011 812 8700
- Port Elizabeth Traffic Training College, Port Elizabeth – Eastern Cape, 041 390 4501
- Matjhabeng Traffic Training College, Welkom – Free State, 051 876 2224
- Certificate in Road Traffic Law Enforcement NQF Level 4
- Diploma in Traffic Policing
- Advanced Diploma in Traffic Policing
Tshwane University of Technology
- National Diploma in Traffic Safety Management
- Bachelor of Technology in Traffic Safety Management
Is becoming a Traffic Officer the right career choice for me?