Beemer too fast for cops to clock

2011-08-17 22:53

Johannesburg - Gauteng traffic police arrested a man for "flying" at over 200km/h on the N4 on Wednesday morning.

"In order to catch up with the BMW, they had to travel at a speed of 238km/h... but could not get closer to measure his speed," spokesperson Busaphi Nxumalu said in a statement.

He was first spotted near Bronkhorstspruit following complaints about his behaviour.

Near the Donkerhoek weighing station he reduced his speed and officers managed to clock him at 183km/h, the slowest he had travelled since they started monitoring his speed with their instruments.

He was eventually pulled over after the Hans Strijdom offramp and arrested.

"He only could say he was sorry and was rushing for a meeting in Pretoria."

The 27-year-old was charged with reckless or negligent driving, released on R1 000 bail and expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court soon.

  • Macho Mike - 2011-08-17 23:07

    Eish, must be a Minister.

      SAtoStay - 2011-08-17 23:29

      In that case the police officer would have lost his job

      jontheb - 2011-08-18 03:35

      no - BMWs are too cheap for them. Question is: With all the free advertising they're getting out of this story, would BMW consider assisting the suspect in paying his fine?

      tryanything - 2011-08-18 06:33

      Actually good that they responded to complaints...

      Welleducated - 2011-08-18 07:27

      No blue lights bullying people out of the way though. Usually the ministers use scare and bully tactics on the roads against the people that pay their salaries - us.

      Michael - 2011-08-18 07:37

      Punishment is pathetic!

      WhiteMalema - 2011-08-18 08:03

      Must have been a very important meeting. Probably with his Maker? Shame, pity he didn't make it in time. Reckless idiot.

      Taboo - 2011-08-18 08:16

      Its people speeding like him that is killing innocent people on our roads.

      Cry Beloved - 2011-08-18 08:40 was a minister, then he would be due for an upgrade cos he will now have a criminal record and that's the ONLY way to get onto the NEC for the ANC which automagically grants you access to heaven.

      Boodaleh - 2011-08-18 09:17

      a 27-years old Minister?

      Anni24_7 - 2011-08-18 09:43

      Why not? They start from age 3 these days - look at Malema (although not a minister but still)

      Bra Pat - 2011-08-18 09:45

      Why speculate, what car was e police using

      Zebedi - 2011-08-18 10:40

      It probably took the cops so long to pull him over because they first had to run his number plate through the computer to make sure it was not one of Winnie's cars, which would have resulted in their immediate suspension.

      Ayoba - 2011-08-18 11:27

      You guys are obsessed about government employees. Everything is about the government even if there is no link. But I do understand. When in leadership this is what U should expect.

      The Stig - 2011-08-18 12:39

      @ Bra Pat, they were driving an Audi S3 and Golf GTI.

      ir8m8 - 2011-08-18 15:15

      sadly, they failed to apprehend the taxi driver travelling very "drunkardly" on the n12 east yesterday afternoon...Speed Kills, so do Drunk Taxi Drivers.

  • Janine - 2011-08-17 23:21

    I hope that they take his car away from him. What an idiot.

      Nesomaniac - 2011-08-18 07:46

      Indeed. Confiscate the car - permanently - lock him up and throw away the key.

      Mark - 2011-08-18 08:43

      @Janine, Some morons disagree with your comment, they gave you a thumbs down. - 2011-08-18 09:29

      cannot do -it is not his - it belongs to the bank (ask Juliarse)

      allows - 2011-08-18 10:54

      all the thumbs down idiots are probably BMW owners....

      Goose - 2011-08-18 11:58

      I agree with Janine. The speeding on our roads is out of control. But what amuses me, is how many people give Janine and her supporters a thumb down. Like what are we saying here? Are all these people who give thumbs down to protests against reckless driving actually saying that it's okay to break the law and drive over 200km/h on our roads?

      christo.crous - 2011-08-18 15:00

      Unroadworthy taxis doing 40km/h on the highway are more dangerous..

  • frankm - 2011-08-18 00:08

    Its frightening to think that we have to travel with such drivers on our roads, endangering the lives of our friends and families. He should be locked up, his car taken away and not be allowed to drive again ever. This is the same as attempted murder and should be treated as such. Bloody idiot

      Meanleader - 2011-08-18 09:08

      Attempted murder ......that's a bit rich @frank . Be rational son !!!!

  • Amani - 2011-08-18 00:10

    I know this is not the issue, but I'm really keen on knowing exactly which model it was.

      Jeff - 2011-08-18 00:20

      335i/M3 if the cops couldn't catch him

      Bill - 2011-08-18 00:32

      Me too!

      Johan - 2011-08-18 01:13

      or M5, M6, 750, 760, 1M, X5M, X6M, Z4M... BMW at its best :)

      johnwilliam.roberts - 2011-08-18 02:17

      botswana metal works

      Sig_ZA - 2011-08-18 05:56

      Would be even more amazing if an Audi achieved this.

      tryanything - 2011-08-18 06:34


      Kobus - 2011-08-18 07:53

      Break My Window (and steal my cellphone)

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-18 08:47

      Black Man's Wagon

      Enough - 2011-08-18 09:26

      To add to the others most of the Diesel versions can do it as well, let's just say I live in Germany and get to do this regulary - and legal :)

      Rascal - 2011-08-18 09:45

      Brand-arm Maar Windgat

      RFreeThinker - 2011-08-18 14:28

      Had it been an AMG or S500/E500/S600, cops would not have been able to catch him. With BMW he was nabbed. Oh well. Real men drive MB, children drive toys such as audi, bmw and gti....

      Unskinny Bob - 2011-08-18 14:49

      Pfff... MB is for paedophiles. Get out the fast lane with your piece of poop.

      JMan - 2011-08-18 15:24

      Braai Met Wiele. :)

  • Cuzz - 2011-08-18 00:41

    People like that should have the car removed and sold, with the funds givien to the Road Accident Fund.

      Meanleader - 2011-08-18 09:15

      Yeah the ANC ministers can steal it ...good idea @Cuzz v!!!!

      webstar - 2011-08-18 10:09

      Only problem is most BMW's are leased, so the driver does not "own" the car, the bank does.

      rurapente - 2011-08-18 14:45

      He paid for the car, he can choose how to drive it. unfortunately we penalize speedsters, but allow Taxi's to happily carry people and kill them every day, as well as pedestrians. Wonder how many pedestrians BMW's have killed VS Taxis...

  • Fudge Pecker - 2011-08-18 01:59

    Sad that he got caught... Beemer, Obviously not fast enough!!!

      Mark - 2011-08-18 08:44

      Good point. Heard that the cops were in a 1.4 velocity

      allan.clean - 2011-08-18 09:03

      @Mark hahahahahaha .. thats so funny, the VW velocity was just not fast enough. They did not have teh "Stricker" kit fitted. lol - 2011-08-18 09:32

      No @mark. It was a taxi that they impounded and were on the way to the pound.

  • Zokey - 2011-08-18 05:21

    You must speed faster than the speeder to catch up with them.vanderMewre's law

      Allin - 2011-08-18 06:11

      Now the cops will have to get faster BMs...

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-18 08:47

      In Holland some highway cops have Porsches

      DEVILS SON - 2011-08-18 09:40

      correct me if im wrong, didnt our cops get sponsored lambo's a while ago, or did they write them off already

      RealDutchman - 2011-08-18 10:05

      @ Matt, in the eighties they did, the Porsche has been removed as police vehicle long time ago, too expensive.

      RFreeThinker - 2011-08-18 14:30

      In Bavaria, where highways have no speed limit, cops have Porsche's - donated by the Company.

  • eugene.vanes - 2011-08-18 05:35

    I say a person like that should be locked up for 10 years all licences taken away.He is an organized killer on our roads and dont need people like that on South African Roads.Coming of with R100 rand bail is a shame for our judgement system as other people doing in town 75km/ph gets fines for R400.What a big laugh!!!!!!May its one of the rich idiots or what ever he is he must be jailed!!!!!

      Coert - 2011-08-18 06:21

      A point of correction Eugene. You missed a 0 in your reading of the bail amount. Therefore one THOUSAND Rand bail, plus whatever comes his way. There are times and places where one can safely drive with that kind of rapidity, but that part of the N4 on a weekday morning is just suicidally stupid.

      SAHID - 2011-08-18 06:35

      Hi Eugene what are you smoking ????? The complete traffic-fine system is a disgrace for mankind and is a "money-making" business. I'll rather sit in a BMW doing 250kph than in a un-roadworthy, piece of scrap metal, some people have to use as taxis.........and then nothing is being done !!!!!!!!!

      william.nettmann - 2011-08-18 07:43

      He paid bail, which is just a deposit that he will get back when he goes to court, where he will be sentenced if guilty. You can rest assured that he will get a more severe sentence than a R400 fine. He may even be jailed.

      Dowe Man - 2011-08-18 09:07

      Yep, I agree with you. I got a R400 fine on a public holiday at 7:30 in the morning (no traffic whatsoever)on the outskirts of a small Northwest town, gradually picking up speed to leave the town.(78km/h in stead of 60 km/h. It is really pathetic.

      Larro - 2011-08-18 09:54

      All he did was speed - he did not hurt anyone. By your logic you should get the death sentence because you might murder someone. Surely the SAPS have bigger fish to fry?

      AlphaOne - 2011-08-18 10:35

      Ha. I got R350 for going 63 down a hill (60km zone)

      Christoff Human - 2011-08-18 11:14

      @AlphaOne, the law gives you 10km/h to play with. They are only allowed to fine from 71 and up in a 60 zone...

      Spaffy - 2011-08-18 11:54

      I received R2000 for doing 119km/h on the N1 (120km/h zone) on a Sunday due to non existing roadworks.

  • ariete - 2011-08-18 06:00

    The N4 is such an unsafe road as it is, pity he did not crash into a bridge or barrier - bet he doesn't even have the right tyres for that speed.

      aarchaic - 2011-08-18 11:47

      the tyres on my 91 jetta has a V rating with speeds upto 240km/h now if my 195/50-R15 is rated that dont you think a car that is capable of traveling faster than 240 will have a higher rating? which will be 255/35-19 or some sort of tyre

      aarchaic - 2011-08-18 14:53

      interesting that i've been thumbed down for only making a comment about tyres thats tested and rated for speed upto 240km/h not that my car will ever reach that speed even if would go and try how hard... Here is some info on tyres...

  • maseratifitt - 2011-08-18 06:34

    "In order to catch up with the BMW, they had to travel at a speed of 238km/h." So the cops were not arrested? If the speeding motorist "endangered" the lives of other people, surely the speeding cops did as well?

      Gungets Tuft - 2011-08-18 07:18

      Grow up

      dotty_01 - 2011-08-18 07:27

      I was also wondering about this. Going at these speeds, they were just as likely to be a danger to other motorists. And judging by how badly many of these officers drive, I shudder to think of the potential repercussions.

      Han Solo - 2011-08-18 08:01

      I agree, in trying to keep up with him, the cops were very likely being more of a danger then him!

      myoomsemotor - 2011-08-18 08:39

      absolutely dumb argument and people still agree with you, dumb and dumber. was the cops suppose to just leave the dude to travel at those speeds?

      Stryder - 2011-08-18 08:42

      Yes, you are correct. When someone breaks the law just let them go before you endanger other people's lives. Let's see, leave the unmarked BMW to speed vs puutting sirens and flashing lights on and chasing him. I know, next time a cop witnesses a hijacking, just let the hijacker's go. Even better don;t return fire in case you endanger someone's life. Let the bad guys shoot but don't shoot back. Logic fail deluxe.

      dotty_01 - 2011-08-18 09:06

      myoomsemotor, picture this: your mommy minding her own business on the N4.... then picture a couple of traffic cops travelling at 238km and SMASHING INTO YOUR MOTHER'S CAR INSTANTLY KILLING HER ...... how do you feel now? still think it is dumb? if you do, please dont bother replying to this, as i cannot get into an argument with someone this stupid.

      Stryder - 2011-08-18 09:16

      @dotty_01 - More likely that the beemer with no lights or sirens would have driven into her as she would have checked her mirror before changing lanes, and he would have suddenly been on her due to no sirens and lights to warn her that he is approaching. Let's see, flashing lights and sirens vs silent death. Please engage your brain you half wit.

      Meanleader - 2011-08-18 09:28

      @stryder ...tell us in all your cleverness , what would happen if the cops had an accident at that speed ??? They were indeed endangering the public at those speeds . They have radio's to call ahead , and make a road blocK . Cops have many tools at their disposal ...even helicopters ...and the guilty MUST PAY FOR ALL !!!

      Stryder - 2011-08-18 09:41

      @Meanleader- Exactly the same thing as if the Beemer crashed at that speed, the difference here is visibility. The public was already in danger, I fail to see how lights flashing and sirens blaring could have made that worse.

      Stryder - 2011-08-18 09:47

      @Meanleader- You do make a valid point regarding helicopters, roadblocks etc. The reaction time of our police force is world class indeed. They would have had that criminal behind bars very quickly. The roadblock would have been deployed within seconds of the call coming in, the helicopter would have instantaneously appeared overhead. Seriously, by the time that was all coordinated the beemer would have been long gone, and he would have kept on speeding. I believe the police managed to get him to pull over eventually, removing the danger completely. This is of course why they chased him, so that he would stop.

      the gob - 2011-08-18 11:39

      u r an i d 10 t ...

      maseratifitt - 2011-08-18 17:38

      Nice to see some people can actually apply logic. No real counterarguments, although it seems flashing lights and a siren can affect the cop's driving ability and change some laws of physics.

  • HardHitter - 2011-08-18 06:50

    BMW, shows that money can't buy you class. The worst rubbish are usually seen driving BMWs.

      Kevin - 2011-08-18 06:53

      Go wash your Hyundai

      dotty_01 - 2011-08-18 07:29

      I also despise BMW drivers. But shame, half the time it is not their fault because they are dished out stock with defects - most of the models dont come equipped with indicators.

      Gargmel - 2011-08-18 08:04

      I agree, only a certain type of person drives BMW.

      Netherlands - 2011-08-18 08:19

      I for one, will NOT let a BMW park in my driveway... let alone OWN ONE AGAIN!!!

      Flee - 2011-08-18 08:34

      Dotty.. Indicators, hazards and common courtesy are added extra's on B'mers... They normally double the value of the car so the drivers cant afford the add-ons

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-18 09:04

      BMW... the car for the person who can't afford a Merc BMW... the perceived cure for SDS BMW... for the person who thinks they're above traffic laws As you can tell, I don't like most BMW drivers ;-) some are just fine, but that's a rarity... and no I'm not jealous, I have a nice car which I love to bits :-)

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-18 09:05

      BMW... for the person from Brakpan who wants people to think they're from Boksburg...

      allows - 2011-08-18 10:59

      Gargmel - yes they are called porcupines. Only difference is, the pricks are on the outside!

  • thabo.tebele - 2011-08-18 06:52

    Thats not new,I see beemer drivers flying on our roads everyday,most especially in Johannesburg.

  • gvdmvdm - 2011-08-18 07:08

    Surely the cops could set up roadblocks using radios or cellphones? Why increase the danger on the road by chasing him? UtterThose cops should also be charged.

      milkbox - 2011-08-18 11:39

      Sure, they had cellphones, but no airtime!!

  • Millie34 - 2011-08-18 07:15

    Welcome to the wild west.

  • Millie34 - 2011-08-18 07:16

    He must be a criminal rushing to one of his "board meetings"

  • Jou Ma - 2011-08-18 07:18

    The normal "Blik Met Wiele" driver mentality.

      MrT - 2011-08-18 08:19

      Frick!! I have read all the comments and was waiting for someone to say Blik met wiele... hahaha, you made my day!

      Flee - 2011-08-18 08:36

      Or Bring Mechanic With??

      Unskinny Bob - 2011-08-18 08:40


  • Gungets Tuft - 2011-08-18 07:23

    Every one of you idiots applauding the behaviour of this guy on public roads, read the attached story. It is not the only one this year, sadly it happens every day. Every one of them thought their car was safe, they were excellent drivers and that there was a "safe time and place for it". There is not, ever. And it is too late once you have killed people. If you are that bloody good, hit the race track and prove it.

      Derrick - 2011-08-18 07:42

      @Gungets Tuft: I read the articale, it however describs a head on collision. This could be caused by many factors, poor lighting, poor road signage, blown out tyres, unroadworthy cars. Quite a few things. To jump to speed, i don't agree with. Stats say most accidents are caused from alcohol. I still insist there's a safe place to do it and not. I think so many other factors play into accidents when i have a look at people on the roads these days. Whether you driving at 40kmph on the freeway, changing lanes with no indication, not looking for other cars, not concentrating on the road, etc. Above 60kmph if u have an accident, u at chance of dying.

      jean.dutoit - 2011-08-18 07:52

      There is a time and place for driving like a maniac. And that time and place is a Wednesday evening on the highway between Riyadh and Dammam in Saudi Arabia. If you can't maintain a speed of at least 220km/h, then get out of the fast lane. Everyone in Riyadh wants to get to Bahrain for some booze and loose women ASAP.

      Sickly - 2011-08-18 08:01

      I completely agree with you Gungets, it amazes me how selfish drivers who speed are. It's a fact that you have less time to react when you speed therefore you are more likely to have an accident of something unexpected happens on the road. Personally I feel f##k all when I hear about a guy who burnt to death or was squashed like a bug because they were speeding. Rather them than my family.

  • dee-k - 2011-08-18 07:26

    I drive two to 3 times a week on the N4 and I come accross guys like that on a daily basis, one must just pray that they get home safe. it is a nightmare

      Gungets Tuft - 2011-08-18 08:21

      Dee-k, I am over them. I could not care less if they get home safely or not. I just want their potential victims to get home safely. If the speedsters die, give then a Darwin Award and move on.

  • nn.prv - 2011-08-18 07:28

    These cops can't drive .They must be fired !

  • jjacgilbert - 2011-08-18 07:34

    Why are cars made to go so fast if you are not allowed to use the maximum performance of the car. Legislation must limit the speed of all road vehicles to about 160 kph.

      DesertConvert - 2011-08-18 07:41

      I agree, though even 160 is 40KM/h faster than the highest allowed speed limit on our roads. I say give a 20KM/h leeway, and then throw the book at anyone that exceeds that (trained emergency personnel on duty excluded).

      Styvies - 2011-08-18 10:30

      I agree 100%...whats the point of buying an expensive fast car if you will NEVER use it to its full potential without breaking the law? I also dont see the point of hi perfomance aftermarket parts for the same reason UNLESS you take the car to a race track.

      the gob - 2011-08-18 11:49

      Are you proposing a globally accepted piece of legislation? They can't even agree on what emissions are acceptable. Who in their right mind would even suggest such a stupid thing? Imagine buying a Ferrari that goes as fast as a Citi Golf? How about this instead? Life bans for all drivers caught driving at excessive speeds. I think that is easier to implement than a speed limiter on ALL motor vehicles (including bikes)

  • Lucror - 2011-08-18 07:36

    I would like to know what BMW is going to do about this, it is a shame and bad publicity for them that their product was not fast enough to get away.(Tongue in cheek) I suggest that the manufacturer of the vehicles being used to do excessive speed also be fined, like football clubs if their supporters get unruly.They would then govern their product properly.

      Gore - 2011-08-18 09:20

      This is weird logic, of highest value

      RFreeThinker - 2011-08-18 14:45

      well it was an i320 so it's not so bad...

  • Propjockey - 2011-08-18 07:39

    I live near the N4. Nightly, from abt 20:00 to late I hear occasional cars whisper past in less than half the time other cars pass. They must be doing >200 kph.

  • Mr.Faice - 2011-08-18 07:41

    Why are you fools so threatened by a BMW? Ag shame

      Sickly - 2011-08-18 08:03

      Are you actually as stupid as your comment? Ag shame.

      Gungets Tuft - 2011-08-18 08:22

      Because idiots like you drive them.

      Unskinny Bob - 2011-08-18 08:40

      Just another compensator.

      samaritan - 2011-08-18 08:46

      @slicky and gungets, why don't the two you get a room and drive slow in there,not all of us are spineless and has not done advance driving collision avoidance,skip control,high performance and defence driving google it.

      samaritan - 2011-08-18 14:20

      @sickly take a train, and that's a horrible thing to say ...waiting to see my family memeber said anything about being awesome.I'm probably a rascist sad bastard aren't you.all i'm saying is keep left.Unfortunately speed is a drug, like it or hate it,it is what it is,darling!

  • Johnny - 2011-08-18 07:42

    Why do they arrest people enjoying the full power of their vehicle but taxi's drivers and truck drivers that kill most people on the roads can drive like they want to because our loser metro are to scared to do anything?!?!?!

      Sickly - 2011-08-18 08:04

      Again, another selfish moron.

      samaritan - 2011-08-18 08:57

      I second that Johnny boy,this slicky and friends are just haters,

      Tolerant - 2011-08-18 09:19

      If you want to drive fast, go to a racing course in your area. Keep other people out of your mad rush for speed.

  • Ludicrous - 2011-08-18 07:43

    HaHaHaHa - you go boy - never mind the cattle that surround you (now sit back and wait for the outrage from the sanctimonious shmucks that populate these blogs)

      Gungets Tuft - 2011-08-18 08:23

      Killed anyone recently. Know anyone that has died on the roads recently. Know anyone with a brain?

  • wildcat.69 - 2011-08-18 07:43

    what happened to suspending the licence if over a certain speed limit?

      ZA_R - 2011-08-18 09:08

      What happens? they get bribed and they let you go.

  • wildcat.69 - 2011-08-18 07:44

    What happened to suspending the drivers licence if travelling over a certain speed?

  • Nick - 2011-08-18 07:45

    R1000 Bail??? For someone driving a BMW capable of such speeds, it doesn't seem like R1000 would be a problem for him to pay. Bail should have been set much, much higher, or denied outright!!

      Tolerant - 2011-08-18 09:21

      He was probably previously disadvantaged? Some people get locked up without bail for such speeds.

  • Jaco - 2011-08-18 07:45


  • Han Solo - 2011-08-18 07:58

    Driving fast is not reckless and negligent. It's just driving fast. Look at Germany. Although... above 240kph is a bit much.

      jean.dutoit - 2011-08-18 08:16

      Agreed. Problem is, most people in SA's reaction time are that of a tortoise. Driving that fast in SA will mean more deaths on our roads. I really enjoyed being able to drive an average of 160 km/h every day while I worked in Saudi Arabia, but theirs is a different driving culture altogether. There it is a common occurrence to get bullied out of the fast lane by a Chevrolet Caprice SS doing 260 km/h.

      Nick - 2011-08-18 09:12

      The police were travelling at +-240Km/h, in order to try and catch the guy in the BMW. What speed then was he travelling at then, and would say that speed is also not reckless and negligent?

      Styvies - 2011-08-18 10:39

      Yes look at Germany - how many fatalities happen on their roads as opposed to ours? Speed might not kill, but there still needs to be an effective licensing / driver training system and safe, well maintained roads - both of which are lacking in this country.

      RFreeThinker - 2011-08-18 14:36

      jean.dutoit: In Saudi Arabia, both the driver and passanger are lashed for speeding or reckless driving. The driver and passangers are all fined and the driver is usually arrested. The passanger should stop the driver for poor behaviour. Saying this, the Arabs love their SUVs - Humvee (NOT Hummer), Lexus and X5s. They know exactly where it's ok to speed and not, i.e. where the cameras are.

      RFreeThinker - 2011-08-18 14:46

      To add, in Saudi Arabia, if you kill someone in an accident, Shariah says you lose your head too.

  • henricus.j.engelbrecht - 2011-08-18 08:01

    What an idiot, I don't mind him travelling so fast but the excuse of being late for a meeting? Stupid excuse, should go on a time management course/workshop if that is true.Schmuck.An Audi RS4/6 would be able to match that speed...

  • sipho - 2011-08-18 08:01

    What a waste of time, trying to pull over cars going so fast. Better just hang the bastard, crush the car to make sure no one else can use it, and ban all other cars capable of wasting everybody's time like that.

      ZA_R - 2011-08-18 09:11

      Jealous or are you asking for a handout

      Unskinny Bob - 2011-08-18 14:53

      Solid candidate for dumbest post of the week. Keep it up Sipho.

  • Fredster69 - 2011-08-18 08:02

    Sure it was not Winnie?

  • denlyn - 2011-08-18 08:05

    Give that man a BLUE LIGHT

      claudevn - 2011-08-18 08:19

      LOL indeed... he should apply for law enforcement, HE would be able to catch the ones that exceeed the speed limit lol Man has SkillZ haha

  • Elton - 2011-08-18 08:16

    @Michael, what do you mean punishment is pathetic? do you think its too hefty or not enough. i was caught doing 169 at 3AM 2 years ago on a sunday and i was arrested for 5 hours and went to court twice, up for a criminal record and a hefty fine. i think the punishment for speeding is ridiculous.

  • PAnzi_ne_ANC - 2011-08-18 08:18

    WTF traffic cos driving at 238km/h thats the real danger on the roads those scumbuckets driving anything at all..

  • Jackal - 2011-08-18 08:22

    botswana metal works ? seriously dude.. you probably drive a ford or a vw.... yes it's reckless as hell to drive like that and he should be locked up but to start saying things like that about the car of choice... doesn't say much about you or your brain capacity.

  • samaritan - 2011-08-18 08:24

    he pays a grand ,a lousy grand??????????????

  • Greg - 2011-08-18 08:29

    Confiscate the idiot's car -after due legal process - auction it - and use the proceeds to educate the children of Traffic Officers killed while on duty. Well done to the Cops that caught this idiot. (Wish they could also lock up the idiots in the Blue Light Convoys - who force law abiding motorists out of the way - has happened to me twice now).

  • Ronald - 2011-08-18 08:29

    sorry cops maybe it's time they get beemers as well

  • Papsak - 2011-08-18 08:31

    Eugene.vanes, what car do you drive (if you have one)? I suggest you concentrate on your donkey-cart until you afford finding yourself in the cock-pits of these cars.

  • Martino - 2011-08-18 08:35

    Idiot...lock people like this up that endangers everybody else on our roads.

  • Cyberscep - 2011-08-18 08:35

    Seems that if you are a MP and travelling dangerously in your black X5 with blue lights flashing because you are late for a meeting then that is Okay. If you are however unconnected politically and driving fast to attend a meeing then you're screwed!

  • Cry Beloved - 2011-08-18 08:38

    hmmmm... I thought that you were fined about 20k plus or 6mths behind bars or licence suspended....or am i incorrect? Fortunately there was no bribery. Question though, is it not he said, she said? Is there actual visible proof that he was doing that speed? Those pieces of equipment used to monitor speed must be done from a stationery vehicle just like the cameras must be on level ground and calibrated.

  • Mevrou - 2011-08-18 08:40

    Gonna buy myself a beamer in my next life

  • Flinkferie - 2011-08-18 08:44

    The cops were chasing him at 238 km/h - wonder what they were driving?

  • awonke.fongoqa - 2011-08-18 08:48

    thats my kinda driving, especially @nite.... when takes me 4 hours capetown to butterworth.... i just love my beeemer and they way it grasps the road

      allows - 2011-08-18 11:09

      awonke.fongoqa. We will be reading you obituary one of these days, with a smile. Enjoy buddy!

  • Alpahbrutus - 2011-08-18 09:01

    And this is why we have so many deaths on our roads. They should take his license away for good.

  • Simangele Ntoni - 2011-08-18 09:02

    Free advertising for BMW

  • Chronoman - 2011-08-18 09:10

    Bad advertisement for BMW. It started overheating at high speed and the driver had to slow down.

      RFreeThinker - 2011-08-18 14:38

      Well it was a i320 so it would....