Excerpts from "A Traveller's Guide to Swaziland" by Bob Forrester.
CARS and DRIVING
Index to information in the guide
The Royal Swaziland Police are responsible for maintaining law and order within the country. For most emergencies dial 999. Telephone numbers for specific Police Stations:
Call the exchange on 90 or 91 if you have difficulties. For quick response to emergencies, dial 999. Emergency services on cellphones are on 999. If you don't have any airtime or service fee you should still be able to get emergency services on 112. Should you wish to report a crime, do so at the Police Station in the area where it occurred, not at the head-office. Go there in person and be prepared to bring the police back in your vehicle to the scene of the crime as they often have transport shortages. Try to write out the report yourself for speed. The Police periodically erect roadblocks to check roadworthiness of vehicles, especially trucks and buses. It is inadvisable to do a U-turn or reverse away from a road-block as you may be mistaken for a fleeing criminal which could have repercussions.
Provided you are not involved in any nefarious affairs and your car is in good order, you have nothing whatsoever to worry about. The Police lay speed-traps on a regular basis. Residents tend to know the likely places for these, so it is often the visitors who get caught. The police will not issue take-away tickets to drivers of foreign registered vehicles, fines are payable on the spot. Receipts are given.