Speedster: R40 000 fine and licence ban

2011-03-15 00:00

A FINE of R40 000 was imposed on Friday on a 23-year-old Gauteng driver for speeding at 216 km/h on the N2 north of Durban in November.

Kavilyn Govender’s licence was suspended for six months for the offence, committed in his Mazda RX8 at the Tongaat River bridge.

On the South Coast, the Scottburgh Magistrate’s Court is dealing with 220 cases of speeding by motorists caught at Park Rynie over the New Year weekend. One was trap-ped doing 252 km/h.

Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele’s spokesperson, Logan Maistry said in a statement: “As government, we are going all-out to ensure that any person who commits any traffic offence faces the consequences of their actions, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

“Through the ‘Make Roads Safe’ campaign and NREP [National Rolling Enforcement Plan], we are progressing well towards a unified, consistent and harmonised approach to traffic law enforcement in South Africa in order to make a meaningful impact on road crashes and deaths.” — Witness Reporter.

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