Johannesburg – Earlier in February, Road safety group Arrive Alive and the South African Long-distance Truckers (SALTruckers) tweeted an image of a naked woman attempting to distract a truck driver on the N17 in Gauteng.
SALTruckers are investigating the situation as it involves one of its drivers. Bizarrely, SALTruckers confirms a similar incident occurred years ago in the North West.
On Thursday, information regarding the identity of the alleged hijacker has been revealed and police will be investigating.
Identifying the woman
The Arrive Alive website received information regarding the naked hijacker.
Arrive Alive: “During contact with the original source a phone call has been received from an individual who claimed to have identified the lady whom was ‘flashing’ the truck driver and was alleged to have worked together with others in an attempt at hijacking a truck.
“The information supplied by the member of the public has provided detail as to the identity of the woman, as well as that she may have been involved in another hijacking. An offer was also made to be contacted for further information and assistance in pursuing this matter through the proper enforcement channels [via the police]. The details will be shared with the Police for further investigation.
“The original source of the pics has also confirmed a similar incident years earlier on the N12 near Christiana.
Arrive Alive: “This is an effective illustration of the power of social media and community involvement in making our roads safer. We can assist in reporting bad driving, reporting corruption or reporting criminal activity on our roads.”