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Double trouble for Joburg speedster

2012-10-21 22:00

Johannesburg - A motorcyclist accused of driving at 242km/h on the N1 south, near the Maraisburg on-ramp was arrested on Sunday, Johannesburg metro police said.

Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said the 33-year-old from Lenasia was travelling on a white Honda motorcycle at more than twice the legal speed.

"His motorcycle did not have a number plate so he thought he would be able to dodge the speed cameras," Minnaar said. "Little did he know that our high speed unit was operating on the southern side of the freeway, instead of the usual northbound side."

The man was released on R1 500 bail and was expected to appear in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on Monday for speeding and driving without a number plate.

Minnaar said 13 other motorists were arrested during Sunday's operation for travelling at speeds above the 160km/h mark.

They would also appear in the Roodepoort court on Monday.

Comments
  • nicholas.graan - 2012-10-21 22:07

    One of the many that tear around Johannesburg's freeways without number plates...like naughty children that don't want to get caught.

      kim.buren - 2012-10-21 23:09

      Why crush the bike Isfreak? Bike has FA to do with the drivers negligence

      andrez.kolesky - 2012-10-21 23:23

      @Isfreak. I take it that they must crush the cars too. To pay the fine is OK, but the adrenalin and thrill is priceless. :)

      lsfreak - 2012-10-22 09:12

      Yes, crush the cars that go over 200km/h on our roads as well. Same should apply there, also if the person driving said vehicle has an accident and survives and someone is killed, straight to jail 25yrs. Come on people only the stupid say "that's the normal speed of the bike" and people agree. You are endangering my family by doing those speeds on our well maintained roads :/

      mable.jacobs.90 - 2012-11-23 08:53

      Hello, Jub Jub people.When are we gonna learn??

      FourieGP - 2012-11-23 09:09

      NIck two words for you Guateng Salute!

  • TheReal.EuanB - 2012-10-21 22:42

    This is stupid. Those r normal speeds 4 bikes. Nevermind how the traffic cops ride their bikes on suburban streets. Dont target these bikers 4 nonsense

      lsfreak - 2012-10-21 22:52

      Speed limits are there for a reason, so are race tracks for that matter. If you drive at that speed and have a accident I for one wouldn't even bat an eyelid :/

      charmaine.paterson1 - 2012-10-22 05:45

      And when the biker is smeared across the road we have to feel sorry for him? This is a public road and others use it too.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-10-22 07:00

      What, are you 13? Or is that just your IQ? Guns are made to shoot, so why don't we just walk around shooting people? Ridiculous argument.

  • ActivateD - 2012-10-21 23:26

    No ignorant people kill.

  • SunblushStarfish - 2012-10-21 23:31

    Lock him up, shred his driving license and compact that motorcycle into a small little block of metal that he can use as a paperweight in his jail cell. Inconsiderate and downright selfish fool who has no consideration for the law, life or others using the road.

      mike.bundy.73 - 2012-10-22 10:00

      And yet nobody was hurt in any way. Speed DOESN'T kill, it's just a revenue stream.

  • Henry West - 2012-10-22 05:03

    Speed does not kill but humans do!!

      yar.wellnofine - 2012-10-22 05:27

      @Henry It's not the speed, it's the sudden impact.

  • yar.wellnofine - 2012-10-22 05:25

    I teach motorcyclists how to ride at Kyalami at controlled track days. My guess is that this turkey probably doesn't have the shills to handle a bike properly. He certainly doesn't have the brain power to know that the N1 is not the place to be doing those speeds. Bet he wets his pants the first time he sees a corner.

      wagiedah.naidoo - 2012-10-22 06:24

      @ YAR-How is RHONDA doing?

      yar.wellnofine - 2012-10-22 06:29

      She is cool Thanks

  • craigdavidfox - 2012-10-22 06:46

    I see the cops caring about something that's totally insignificant in the greater scheme of things. Who really gives a damn how fast someone drives, go do something about the violet crime, the corporate ANC crime that is committed everyday against all South Africans.

      zwivhuyaseth.madi - 2012-10-22 09:44

      you are right craig who cares how fast he goes,we have bigger problems to worry about.

  • riaan.barnard.737 - 2012-10-22 07:11

    Its not ok to speed but it is ok not to adhere to any other traffic rule. Like 18 wheeler trucks not stopping for traffic lights.

  • zionpercival.pay - 2012-10-22 07:15

    It seems these bikers consider themselves above the low and can do as they please. It is always someone else who must wipe the blood and guts off the tar.

      zionpercival.pay - 2012-10-22 07:17

      Correction: Above the law:

  • john.omar.161 - 2012-10-22 07:23

    Hmmmm....IDIOT AGAIN......wwwfatalmovesdotcom says YES to safer riders and drivers...Lets all obey road rules. Learn from awesum pics, videos and info on wwwfatalmovesdotcom

  • john.omar.161 - 2012-10-22 07:24

    Hmmmm....IDIOT AGAIN......wwwfatalmovesdotcom says YES to safer riders and drivers...Lets all obey road rules. Learn from awesum pics, videos and info on wwwfatalmovesdotcom

  • tim.henrys.1 - 2012-10-22 08:07

    speed only kills if you dont know how to handel it and if you dont know what you are doing

  • mlungukalo.brakes - 2012-10-22 08:25

    IDIOT on a Motorcycle!!! I am a"BIKER" but NO WAY do I condone this sort of stupidity! Take away his licence, confiscate the vehicle( note I did not say bike, as just as many car drivers are caught) and then let him/her explain to the bank, their boss etc. what happeneed to the vehicle!Oh and BTW, the ANC, DP, PAC, IFP, or any other political party hes NOTHING to do with this moron, nor do Taxi's or trucks!

      mike.bundy.73 - 2012-10-22 10:05

      And you never, ever go above the posted speed limit? Really? Liar.

  • BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-10-22 09:17

    Go to the track and race, not on public roads. Safer for you, safer for others, and you can test how good you really are instead of just thinking you're good. You might find you're just another idiot? (I'm a biker)

      mike.bundy.73 - 2012-10-22 10:03

      And you never, ever go above the posted speed limit? Really? Liar.

  • riaan.barnard.737 - 2012-10-22 10:52

    Its not ok to speed but it is ok not to adhere to any other traffic rule. Like 18 wheeler trucks not stopping for traffic lights.

      ddovale - 2012-10-22 12:46

      What about the idiots in their bmw's and mercs who do not use their indicators as they feel they dont need to. Many accidents are caused by these drivers who consider they own the road they too go through stop streets without stopping, causing more accidents, most bike accidents are the idiots in cars doing illegal u-turns or turning without looking first or going throug stop streets without stopping. I dont condone his speed it is ridiculous, rather make the bikes signboard number plates a decent size, and 90% of bikers would ride with plates on, it is when the metro keep on the bikers for illegal plates that the riders remove them.

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