Gauteng Traffic Police arrest a speedster
The Gauteng Traffic Police High Speed Unit arrested a 22-year-old man on Sunday afternoon, 16th April 2023 after found excessively speeding a motorbike at 223 km per hour on the N1 freeway near Centurion in a prescribed maximum limit of 120 km per hour. The speedster allegedly told the officers that he was rushing to Krugersdorp for a jolly day.
The speedster was arrested on the spot and taken to Lyttleton police station where he was formally charged with reckless and negligent driving as well as an alternative charge of exceeding the general speed limit. The suspect appeared in the Pretoria Central Magistrate’s court today and was granted bail of R 1500.
“Excessive speeding remains one of the biggest risks to road safety in the province. Majority of road fatalities are as a result of reckless and negligent driving, driving under the influence of alcohol and dangerous overtaking especially in the face of oncoming traffic,” said Sello Maremane, Gauteng Traffic Police Spokesperson.
“I would like to urge all law enforcement officers to leave no stone unturned in dealing decisively with those who continue to disregard the rules of the road, thus putting the lives of road users at risk.” added Sello Maremane.