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Biker held for speeding

2012-08-12 22:48

Johannesburg - A motorcyclist was arrested for speeding on the N1, the Johannesburg metro police department said on Sunday.

"The 27-year-old man was caught going at 203km/h on his motorcycle which had no number plates," said spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar.

The man was nabbed near the 14th Avenue offramp in Roodepoort on the West Rand," Minnaar said.

The man from Durban faces a charge of speeding and riding a motorbike without a number plate.

He was expected to appear in the Rooderport Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Eleven men and two women were also arrested for speeding on the N1 south on Saturday night.

Minnaar said they were caught driving over the 120km/h speed limit.

One of the women was caught going at 185km/h in a Mini Cooper.

"Those arrested were all young people," said Minnaar.

They were expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Comments
  • Mandy Casey - 2012-08-12 23:01

    Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar is a GENIUS, the poor guy they jailed bike " had no number plates" Bikes only have one.

      arvin.hooseria.9 - 2012-08-12 23:28

      It's the way he spoke. Anyway, I personally do not think he should be gaoled. a fine should be in order since there was no accidents or damage.

      glenn.marais.7 - 2012-08-13 05:52

      Lol....dat is intelligents

  • barry.mcbride - 2012-08-12 23:38

    LOL, how does such make news, although I did feel much safer on my way home tonight and it couldn't have been for any other reason?!

  • eidel.bock - 2012-08-13 05:59

    It is time to make a example of those that think the road belongs to them

  • Thebigguyjim - 2012-08-13 06:32

    I think that the time has come to confiscate the offenders vehicle and sell it at auction with the proceeds going to road safety.

      John - 2012-08-13 16:24

      Who did he endanger? WHO is the COMPLAINANT? Live and let live! Leave your fellow man alone unless he infringes on YOUR rights to YOUR LIFE or PROPERTY!

  • zionpercival.pay - 2012-08-13 06:52

    Go to jail, go directly to jail, do not pass go and do not collect R200 Whatever the case you are a criminal.

      WarrenStylin - 2012-08-13 07:08

      Then all the drivers of the Blue light brigade should be jailed too. If speeding is against the law, then that makes them criminals too. I was on that same highway a couple of weeks ago. I was driving at about 120km\h when one of these blue light cars came past me like I was parked. They shouldn't be exempt from the Law. I'm not saying that this guy should not be punished, but punishment needs to be consistent all around. Regardless of who breaks the law.

      John - 2012-08-13 16:18

      YOU obviously have no clue what the wotd CRIMINAL means. Use a dictionary and get it defined. Who's life or property was damaged? Who is the COMPLAINANT? The biker broke a CORPORATE RULE of a CORPORATION which he is NOT a member of. He is a PRIVATE TRAVELLER exercising his right to FREEDOM!

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-08-13 07:00

    And when he falls his g*t off he cries 'what happened?..I was only doing 80' !! Fine the f*cker confiscate his bike take away his license and give him a SN*T KLAP !!

      arthur.salvado - 2012-08-13 08:26

      What's the picture of the bike got to do with the news ? The bike on its side does have a yellow number plate.

      John - 2012-08-13 15:58

      He is a private freeman exercising his right to TRAVEL in his country. No one has the right to DEPRIVE him of his PRIVATE PROPERTY. No one has the right to deprive him of his freedom arbitrarily! Who is the COMPLAINANT. There is NONE but a CORPORATE POLICY ENFORCING THUG. The traveller is not a MEMBER of the THUG CORPORATION so does NOT have to obey the RULES of the CORPORATION!

  • neil.big.craig - 2012-08-13 07:57

    What's good for the goose is good for the gander. Brush everyone with the same brush. Why everyone fly of the handle when it gets reported that a biker got nabbed for speed, is really ridiculous. A two ton object at 140kmh (38.8889ms * 2000kg = 77777.8kg/ms) will do far more damage than a 200kg at 200kmh (55.5556ms * 200kg = 11111.12kg/ms). So, get of your accelerator as well

      gerald.parker.9847 - 2012-08-13 08:24

      Raybiez What protection will both have. Bet you the Two ton object will give better than 200 kg motorbike.

      adrian.partridge.73 - 2012-08-13 10:32

      @ makesuthink: no pal. The biker (if wearing correct gear) is better protected. The guy in the 2ton object is surrounded by a cage designed to do nothing more than mangle him. The biker, usually, is thrown from the bike and slides a bit. Assuming he doesn't hit anything, he is often okay. I know this one guy, for example, who came off an R1 at 300kph. He got away with nothing but a broken ankle.

      John - 2012-08-13 15:46

      Do the big SUVs that the thug POLICY ENFORCERS have a mass closer to 3500 kilograms? So the inertial force is far worse than you describe! And they travel in convoys! CORPORATE THUGS make me sick!

  • sesom - 2012-08-13 08:19

    MAYBE A ANC GOV MINISTER LATE FOR A DINNER.Then he can get off paying the fine..

  • Roulon du Toit - 2012-08-13 08:37

    I detest bikers, so this feels like a victory for me

      arthur.salvado - 2012-08-13 08:48

      Hi Roulon, why do you detest bikers ? Is it because , just perhaps, deep inside you, you wish you could feel the freedom and excitement of two wheels.? Can't work our any other reason for anyone to detest bikers or do you mean bikes ? Remember that the so called bikers, ate also your fellow car drivers which by I p,I cation, you detest thousands of car drivers. Go figure Roulon

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-08-13 09:36

      1) State your reasons. 2) Do you know the biking community at all?

      adrian.partridge.73 - 2012-08-13 10:35

      Agree with Big Chief - state your reasons. Let's have a reasonable debate here. Again agreeing with Big Chief: do you know the biking community at all? I would rather spend an afternoon with bikers, doing ACTUAL good in the community, than a Sunday morning in church surrounded by people who only TALK about doing some good, but can't get anything past their insatiable need for committees...

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-08-13 11:01

      Adrian - Dead right. And that's in most cases exactly how it works.

      John - 2012-08-13 16:10

      I only do not ride a bike now because it is too awkward at my age. I miss the freedom , the wind, the leaning in the turns, the ability to ride in the bush, on the beach, nothing like the coddling SAFETY of being in a SAFE cage with no SPIRIT of ADVENTURE. YOU obviously need to be SAFE SAFE SAFE. POOR unfortunate you. What a SAFE boring life you must lead. Your only adventure is to criticise others!

  • leaproach.thekeeper - 2012-08-13 08:39

    Bikerz RULE!

      arthur.salvado - 2012-08-13 08:50

      Agreed . Bikers Rule.

      Gcwabe.KaMavovo - 2012-08-13 10:08

      More like they break every rule

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-08-13 11:06

      I see far more motor car drivers breaking the Law. Trying to negotiate a motor cycle on our roads now days, anticipating what the next idiotic move the driver will make has become a developing skill for motor cyclists.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-08-13 12:02

      I realised it might seem that I condone this act of speeding - I don't. If you're going to speed - pay up.

  • tebo.go.5 - 2012-08-13 11:50

    I wouldn't have stopped

  • John - 2012-08-13 15:36

    Where did this biker sign on with your CORPORATION that he needs to obey your CORPORATE RULES? If he is not your employee you are NOT his MASTER! He is a TRAVELLER exercising his right to freedom of movement! His motorcycle is his PRIVATE property unless he has CONTRACTED with your CORPORATION which he obviously has NOT. CORPORATE POLICY ENFORCING THUGS, leave the private travellers alone!

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