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4 held for speeding in E Rand

2012-05-20 19:18

Johannesburg - Four men were arrested for speeding on Sunday during an operation on the R59 southbound, Ekurhuleni metro police said.

"A 31-year-old on a motorcycle was caught doing 197km/h and a 43-year-old motorcyclist was clocked at 161km/h," spokesperson Wilfred Kgasago said in a statement.

"A 31-year-old sedan driver was stopped for doing 161km/h and a 46-year-old driver in a light delivery vehicle was trapped at 197km/h... All four were arrested for reckless and negligent driving."

The men were granted bail of between R500 and R1 000 and were expected to appear in the Alberton Magistrate's Court soon, Kgasago said.

Two other motorists were fined R1 500 each.

Kgasago said the operation was conducted after the metro received complaints of speeding on the R59 over weekends.

Comments
  • Eidel - 2012-05-20 19:39

    Nog iets om oor te "brag" by hul pelle. Hulle lag die boetes af. Daar moet na meer ernstige boetes gekyk word met die nodige erns. Wie gee hulle die reg om ander padverbruikers se lewens te bedreig om so te jaag...Kom al julle jaag duiwels, "go" vir my julle floreer mos daarop. Oppas dat een van die jaagduiwels nie die oorsaak gaan wees vir jul lang trane nie, dan sal dit te laat wees.

      Rick - 2012-05-20 21:30

      The "boetes" are only bail at this stage. Having said that I really hope that the full might of the law will prevail and that the punishment will suit the crime.

  • lynton.lewis - 2012-05-20 19:57

    Unbelievable, a bike and a sedan doing 161km/h and a bike and LDV doing 197km/h?

      Stewart - 2012-05-20 20:35

      We can all read.

      SaleƩ - 2012-05-20 20:41

      @Stewart - you'd be surprised! :-)

      Mark - 2012-05-21 12:45

      Bit of a co-incidence that isn't it...

  • TheBlackRaptor - 2012-05-20 20:37

    I didn't know speeding was illegal, even government officials then do it. Maybe these people were on their way to meeting, who knows.

  • Msika - 2012-05-20 22:24

    Come on!! Arrested for doing 161km? Thats not bad at all, I understand for the one doing 197km.

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-05-21 01:28

    Shoot the fothermuckers!!

  • Koos - 2012-05-21 06:34

    They should join the blue light brigade.

      Chille - 2012-05-21 09:02

      This was probably their entry auditions for the brigades...

  • GoldenRidersClub - 2012-05-21 08:34

    Funny how these 4 people were doing either 161 or 197 - what are the odds? aggg come on

  • stephan.fourie.92 - 2012-05-21 12:55

    Wht I don't understand?if your over the speedlimited you get arrested if you don't pay your traffic fine you get arrested at the road blocks?\r\nBut let your mother 70 year old mother been assultated by her daughters BF nothing happends he gets away with it\r\nSo I will rob a. Bank and then been caught for speeding and I will use that money to bribe the cops how's that for the new SA?

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