Driver nabbed for 203km/h
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