A Bloemfontein lecturer has been fined R300 for having his elbow protrude from his vehicle, according to a report.
Antonie Pool, who is an Economics lecturer at the University of Free State, was recently pulled over by traffic police on the N1, according to The Witness newspaper.
The 33-year-old had his window open as it was a hot day and his bakkie did not have air-conditioning.
The officers apparently wanted to inspect his vehicle for faults.
"After their inspection yielded nothing, one of the officers said he was going to fine me for having my arm out of the car. I tried to explain that it was hot and I had no air-conditioning, but he didn't want to know," Pool told The Witness.
"His colleague asked him if he was really going to write the ticket."
But, according to the Transport Department, the officer was well within his rights.
"The Road Traffic Act of 1996 lays down that no body part of a driver or passenger may protrude from a vehicle," spokesperson Francette le Roux told the newspaper.