Caught at 205?km/h on the N2

2013-09-05 00:00

A DOCTOR driving a BMW was caught speeding on the N2 yesterday morning.

Deveshnee Munsamy was caught on the N2 at Fairbreeze near Gingindlovu driving a silver BMW at a speed of 205 km/h in a 120 km/h zone. She was detained at the Gingindlovu police station and released on R1 000 bail.

Transport Department spokesperson Kwanele Ncalane said Munsamy appeared in court yesterday and pleaded guilty. However, no judgment was announced as police still need to present some information.

Ncalane said in such situations they advocate harsh sentences and will therefore await the decision of the magistrate with keen interest.

“The decision rests with the magistrates, but we want to see people even losing their licences.”

Transport MEC Willies Mchunu Mchunu said in a statement he was disgusted by Munsamy’s reckless driving, as such actions directly contributed to road fatalities.

“In July, we lost more than 181 people in road crashes. This was followed by a loss of 158 people in August,” he said.

“Just last weekend alone we lost 25 people in various accidents across the province. Surely this is alarming and requires all of us as road users to change our mind-set and respect the rules, and accept road safety as our collective responsibility,” Mchunu said.

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