No mercy on the roads, minister warns

2011-11-16 21:43
Johannesburg - Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has welcomed a R44 000 fine imposed on a Gauteng accountant for speeding.

"We want to repeat our warning that absolutely no mercy will be shown to any road user who disobeys rules of the road, particularly as we head towards the December holidays," he said on Wednesday.

A 32-year-old accountant was fined R44,000 earlier in the day for speeding on the N14 near Krugersdorp.

Brain Ely was arrested on the N14 between Muldersdrift and Zwartkops in the morning.

He was caught clocking 206km/h in a 120km/h zone on his Kawasaki superbike, said Gauteng traffic police spokesperson Busaphi Nxumalo.

"He was taken to Muldersdrift police where he was charged with reckless and or negligent driving and an alternative count of exceeding the general speed limit," she said.

He appeared in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court shortly after he paid R1 500 bail at the Muldersdrift police station.

He was found guilty and sentenced to a fine of R44 000 or 90-days imprisonment, of which half was suspended for three years.

"We welcome the R44 000 fine imposed by the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court on a motorcyclist who was arrested for travelling at 206km/h in Gauteng today [Wednesday]," said Ndebele.

He said more than 21 000 drunk drivers were arrested and more than 60 000 un-roadworthy vehicles were removed from the roads in the past year.

- SAPA
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