SA speedsters face driving ban

2010-12-01 00:00

A SOUTH Coast speedster was fined R20 000 for travelling at 197 km/h on Saturday. Farouk Ebrahim Patel (53) of uMtentweni was driving a Subaru in a 120 km/h zone on the N2 when he was caught at about 8 am.

National Transport spokesperson Logan Maistry said five other drivers were fined between R4 000 and R18 000 in the Scottburgh Magistrate’s Court on the same day for speeding.

Transport Minister Sbu Ndebele warned, “As of November 20, any drivers who exceed the prescribed speed by more than 30 km/h in an urban area and more than 40 km/h outside an urban area, will have their driving licences automatically suspended for at least six months for a first offender …” He added that “absolutely no mercy” will be shown to traffic offenders. — Witness Reporter.

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