Driver nabbed for 203km/h

The Citizen (Gauteng) - - NEWS -

A 48-year-old man has been ar­rested by the Gaut­eng traf­fic po­lice high-speed unit for reck­less and neg­li­gent driv­ing dur­ing a spe­cial op­er­a­tion con­ducted on the N4 West to­wards Rusten­burg, the Gaut­eng com­mu­nity safety depart­ment said yes­ter­day.

The man was ar­rested on Satur­day after he was caught driv­ing a Golf 7 TSI at an av­er­age speed of 203km/h in a 120km/h zone. The in­ci­dent hap­pened as the coun­try marked the clos­ing of the fes­tive sea­son safety cam­paign, ex­pected to fin­ish this week­end, the depart­ment said in a state­ment.

The man was for­mally charged for reck­less driv­ing at Aka­sia po­lice sta­tion in Pre­to­ria, with an al­ter­na­tive charge of ex­ceed­ing the speed limit.

At the time of his re­lease, bail had not yet been de­ter­mined. He was ex­pected to ap­pear in the Pre­to­ria North Mag­is­trate’s Court to­day.

“I am con­cerned about the num­ber of reck­less and neg­li­gent driv­ing in­ci­dents we con­tinue to ex­pe­ri­ence on our roads,” Gaut­eng com­mu­nity safety MEC Siza­kele Nkosi-Malobane said.

“This new pat­tern of driv­ing at an ex­treme speed is un­called for and must be con­demned in the strong­est pos­si­ble terms,” he said. – ANA

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