Springs speedsters stopped

2014-10-16 21:47

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Johannesburg - Nine people were arrested for speeding in Springs on Thursday, Ekurhuleni metro police said.

"A [26-year-old] man in a VW sedan was clocked at 132km/h with the second worst caught doing 123km/h in a Kia Hatchback," said Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago.

"The rest of the arrested drivers registered speeds of not less than 118km/h," he said.

The drivers were caught speeding between the N12 freeway and Modderbee Road, which has a speed limit of 80km/h.

"All the arrested drivers cited reasons of either being late for work or rushing to work," said Kgasago.

All nine drivers were charged with reckless or negligent driving and released on bail of R1 000.

They were expected to appear in the Benoni Magistrate's Court soon.

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