Coast speedster fined R8?000

2012-12-04 00:00

A MOTORIST caught speeding at 184 km/h near Scottburgh on Sunday was fined R8 000 yesterday.

The man was also warned that should he be caught speeding again, his driver’s licence would be immediately revoked.

The 32-year-old, with an ND registration, paid the fine in full.

Magistrate Giel van Aarde repeated his no-tolerance attitude of two weeks ago when, after prosecuting six speedsters and issuing fines of up to R20 000, he said he would no longer tolerate excessive speeding.

Van Aarde said: “There was only one speeding case in court today because with the rain there would have been few traffic officers out trapping yesterday [Sunday], but the message is still not getting across. In January 2013, I will take a new and harsh line with speeding and will be revoking licences instead of imposing heavy fines, because people don’t seem to take fines seriously.”

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