WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
More than 4 500 people are killed on our roads every year. In Cape Town, a specialised unit of Cape Town Traffic Services known as the Ghost Squad has been tasked with making our roads safer. In this second episode of the web series Ridealong by Chronicle’s Shaun Swingler, we follow the Ghost Squad as they patrol the city’s streets in unmarked, high-performance cars while they attempt to reduce road deaths and serious traffic violations. As we saw earlier this year, traffic cops put their lives on the line each time they pull over an offending vehicle. The risks are just as great when chasing illegal street racers who have made a game out of evading traffic police.
Video by Shaun Swingler
Additional Editing by Stephen Horn