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Beemer-driving speedster fined R25 000

2012-10-02 22:27

Durban - A man was fined R25 000 on Tuesday by the Scottburgh Magistrate's Court for speeding at 212km/h, the KwaZulu-Natal Road Traffic Inspectorate said.

RTI spokesperson Zinhle Mngomezulu said Musa Nene also had his licence suspended for six months.

Nene was trapped driving at 212km/h in his BMW 3 Series on the N2 near Park Rynie, about 10km south of Scottburgh, on 29 September.

KwaZulu-Natal Transport MEC Willies Mchunu welcomed the sentence.

"We strongly condemn the speed at which this young man was driving. It is a clear indication of how [some] motorists undermine the rule of law."

Comments
  • martin.mcleman - 2012-10-02 22:55

    Crush the car. That. Is. All. - don't want this prick driving into me and my young family !

      lsfreak - 2012-10-03 00:20

      I say why suspend the licence for 6mths, cancel it and only allow a retest after 5yrs and confiscate the car tobe crushed. Just cause if the idiot has a accident he's gonna kill some poor family and he'll get away with a few bruisiers :/

      chad.d.tugwell - 2012-10-03 09:00

      If he had flashing blue lights this article wouldn't even be published, there would be no fine.

      adrien.mcguire - 2012-10-03 09:28

      Yesterday, there was an article about a biker caught at 179kph, and I posted a comment about us needing the rule of law in this country. Well I got the majority of thumbs down !!! Today there is this article and everyone wants to tar and feather the driver, crush his car etc. There seems to be a big difference in opinion about the punishment metered out to car drivers as opposed to bikers. I get the impression that bikers believe there should be differen laws for them. Just saying !

  • jaded.oldfart - 2012-10-02 23:14

    agree with martin :- remove this idiot from driving, permanently!

  • teddy.beer.319 - 2012-10-02 23:46

    Why do we make cars that go to 260km per hour if the maximum allowed is less than half that?

      sarel.brits - 2012-10-03 06:34

      BMW comes from Germany where you have well maintained roads well maintained car's and well trained drivers unlike SA with more potholes per square meter than pimples on the transport ministers ass, more un roadworthy cars than road worthy and a lot of purchased licences.

      fredster.mania.5 - 2012-10-03 06:55

      It's like blaming the spoon for you being fat...same concept. Or let's ban all knives

      bouncing.betty.33 - 2012-10-03 07:58

      I thought BMW's came from East London? hmmm....

      izak.burger.3 - 2012-10-14 21:06

      BMW do sell cars in markets where laws require that the cars be limited, so the car could be limited to something more "sane". The question isn't really why BMW makes these cars. The question is why they aren't limited in this market. BMW's position (or at least the person speaking for them on Cape Talk some months ago) is that they prefer the driver be in full control of the vehicle, so they are not really in favour of limiting. Even if you do set such a limit, it would have to err on the side of errrr, caution, so that you could escape a dangerous situation if you had to at something faster than a limited 120km/h, and if you decide to make that speed, say, 150km/h, you'd still be stuck with all those speedsters going at exactly 150km/h. Besides, I think making a vehicle that is physically capable of good acceleration (read good power and torque figures), and has long enough gearing for decent fuel consumption, is always going to end up being somewhat too fast. I mean common, my Toyota Tazz 1.3 does 155km/h if you put your mind to it, and the Diesel rola does 205... you seriously think I should drive something slower than these two?

  • byron.pienaar - 2012-10-03 02:53

    This useless piece of trash should be crushed within his car... Simply no respect for other people's cars... And bmw seems to continue to have their cars sold to low lives like this... What a lovely image, \BMW owners are reckless, dangerous and inconsiderate people\ \u0011 and that's not generalising, cause I haven't seen a Fiat Spa Uno driver get busted for a similar offence

      sarel.brits - 2012-10-03 06:26

      BMW owners are reckless, dangerous and... and in front of you!!!! BMW UBER ALLES!!!!

      zahir786 - 2012-10-16 04:08

      I just saw a purple Fiat Spa Uno crushed rolled and torn to pieces on the on the side of the road on N2 Towards umhlanga this afternoon... Didnt seem to be any other cars involved soooo think this happend while driving at 60? ...

      evan.connock - 2012-10-28 22:53

      Isn't this all a little like saying we like the Blue Bulls but don't like the supporters... Heck, a BMW is a lovely car, just that many who own them think they own the roads too!

  • byron.pienaar - 2012-10-03 02:55

    Spell, ment, people's lives... Not cars

      frank.crane.180 - 2012-10-03 07:53

      So says some one who works for Nissian with a pic of a racing sedan on his profile ?

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-10-03 05:07

    Pity the piece of sh*t didn't kill himself !!

  • lionel.defrontignac - 2012-10-03 05:36

    Ridiculous; the Road Traffic Act says your licence is AUTOMATICALLY SUSPENDED!!! The magistrate should have cancelled his licence, and rather given him a hefty suspended sentence, with one of the terms of suspension being that he may not drive any motor vehicle for a period of 5 years - if he's got a beemer, R25k is a slap on the wrist.

  • eidel.bock - 2012-10-03 05:57

    Is his license automatically reinstated when the suspension is lifted? He should reapply for a license from scratch. What I would like to see is to make an example of such idiots. His license should be blacklisted and never be reinstated. Confiscate the car permanently

  • sasekile - 2012-10-03 06:06

    Comments here are totally different from the comments I saw when the mine manager was caught doing almost the same speed

  • jdigwamaje - 2012-10-03 06:13

    Pity the same is not done with people who drive unroadworthy vehicles. We have tens of thousands of these things on our roads.

  • sarel.brits - 2012-10-03 06:15

    I wonder what model BMW he got? I need one to scare all of the driving miss daisy, self righteous judge, jury and executioners types spewing their clap trap about how this man should have been killed and crushed. Thank God the Judiciary is educated moderate people not you lot of hypocrites that break the law everyday and the presume to wish death on others.

      Jaap - 2012-10-03 07:27

      Sarel, a agree man, we all make mistakes! I do not think that anybody can claim that he/she never made a mistake. He is paying for his mistake. So give him a gap.

  • johnodup - 2012-10-03 06:31

    I say give him a job as JZ's chauffeur

  • Colin De Paiva - 2012-10-03 06:59

    Holding the Bmw name high!

  • dadasuraj - 2012-10-03 07:42

    speeding 200km/h. Thats crazy. The license must be confiscated, not suspended. Speed kills!

  • leonch - 2012-10-03 07:46

    First off, I don't believe that every one here commenting has never broken the speed limit. Secondly most people on the highway travel above the 120Km limit. Yes driving at speeds over 200Km can be dangerous, however 80% of car crashes happen at low speeds when people are traveling below 80Km and not paying attention or doing other things other things. If we need to abide by the ruls set, so should the GOV with there blue lights, who not only drive fast but in a dangerous manner. We by high performance cars for one reason... Don't want us to speed, pass a law to govern all cars in SA to 120Km... It won't make any difference other then the GOV not being able to TAX us on speeding fines, it's big business!

      sarah.bouttell - 2012-10-03 09:15

      Rule of SA my man, if you were not caught, it never happened... This very reasoning, is the reason our country is in so much trouble. There are far too many people acting the way they want to, and when the law is not enforced, they just keep going. People just keep pushing the boundries, and when no-one checks their behaviour, it becomes common practice. #iliveinalawlesssociety

      evan.connock - 2012-10-28 22:57

      @Sarah, I agree 100% isn't that the truth... Add to that the mindset that says it's only wrong when you get caught but ubercool when you get away with it. Bet that's what Jub Jub and his buddy were thinking just before they blacked out

  • maxie.ellse - 2012-10-03 07:48

    Punish the driver - not the car. Rather put the car up for auction. Unfortunately BMW drivers do seem to care less for other people on the road. Suspending his driver's licence means squat. He is already driving another car.

  • craig.hopkins.376 - 2012-10-03 08:09

    Yip, reckless speed & he broke the law… but what about people who are supposed to be upholding the law that break it on a regular basis? You people are quick to condemn & rarely look at the bigger picture

  • jason.sasman.3 - 2012-10-03 08:17

    Nothing wrong with speed.....just take it to the right place (race track). And people need to stop being so overly judgemental....if you have NEVER done anything wrong in your life....then by all means...judge away, otherwise best to stand one side. And some food for thought...those "miss daisies “out there that HOG the highways at 60km/h ....those "nervous behind the wheel" drivers that panic out of control for a simple hooting car and those that generally "can’t drive" also make it EXREMELY dangerous for us folk who CAN/LOVE driving! (And yes i have done many advanced and pro driving courses). It’s always better for me to avoid those purple hair dyed, Blonde college student, VW Chico, eco- friendly (tree hugging), Chinese brand motorised box types on the road...because what they know about driving is about as much as i know about brain surgery. So it’s a two way street people (excuse the pun).

      beverly.young3 - 2012-10-03 08:29

      I must say, what the person did was bad, and yes it is dangerous, but I have to confess, I used to ride a Harley Davidson....and err speed. The wind in your hair, the smell of the tar? (countryside) and the freedom, 'Thelma and Louise" had nothing on me............oh and I am a 'Miss Daisy' in real life........ They say speed kills, my son scares me when he takes me places, but it is acutually the idiots who kill...have you seen those HUGE trucks on the national highways? I am petrified of them.........they are dodge city......oh and I am 66!

  • logical007 - 2012-10-03 09:13

    its unroadworthy cars that kill. Not well mad luxury vehicles. Taxis that cut people off, stop wherever..... That is dangerous. Driving at 200 on an open road is no problem in a car built to do such speed.

  • neel.morar - 2012-10-28 23:06

    Most people here are blaming bmw so when a c63 or gti does in excess of 200 are you going to blame it on bmw! Yes the guy was wrong in what he did he is paying for what he has done. Some people here act like saints like you havent got a single speeding fine. The most dangerous people on our roads are the trucks and taxi drivers and those guys that will want to do 80km/h in the right lane and refuse to move

      roy.abbott.963 - 2012-11-19 10:04

      speed does kill, irrespective of whether you have a BMW or Merc it is the ass hole behind the wheel. do you think laws are made for the hell of it...???

  • roy.abbott.963 - 2012-11-19 10:02

    do like they do in NZ...40 kph over the speed limit automatically lose your care and licence for 28 days and then the courts decide the fine and how long it gets suspended for...

  • faith.leburu - 2013-01-13 20:15

    Take the car, it's driving him insane that's why he drives it like a mad pig!

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