Mo­torist nabbed for driv­ing at 203km/h

The Star Late Edition - - METRO -

A MO­TORIST has landed in hot wa­ter after he was caught driv­ing at 203km/h.

The Gauteng Traf­fic Po­lice High Speed Unit ar­rested the mo­torist along the N4 high­way to­wards Rusten­burg on Sat­ur­day.

“The 48-year-old man was ar­rested yes­ter­day after he was found driv­ing a grey Golf 7 TSI at an av­er­age speed of 203km/h (on a road with) a pre­scribed max­i­mum limit of 120km/h.

“The in­ci­dent hap­pened when the coun­try marks the clos­ing of the fes­tive sea­son safety cam­paign which is ex­pected to fin­ish this week­end,” said Gauteng De­part­ment of Com­mu­nity safety spokesper­son Ofentse Mor­wane.

MEC for Com­mu­nity Safety Siza­kele Nkosi-Malobane said: “This new pat­tern of driv­ing at an ex­treme speed is un­called for, there­fore it must be con­demned in the strong­est terms.”

The man is ex­pected to ap­pear in the Pre­to­ria North Mag­is­trate’s Court to­day on a charge of reck­less driv­ing with an al­ter­na­tive charge of ex­ceed­ing the speed limit.

“I am con­cerned about the num­ber of reck­less and neg­li­gent driv­ing in­ci­dents we con­tinue to ex­pe­ri­ence on our roads.

“Most fa­tal crashes are as a re­sult of this un­war­ranted con­duct by our driv­ers. Sta­tis­tics in­di­cates that most ac­ci­dents are caused by mo­torists driv­ing at ex­ces­sive speed,” Nkosi-Malobane said. | Sibongile Mashaba

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