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Man blames speeding on 'dead' mom

2012-10-28 22:23

Johannesburg - A 28-year-old motorcyclist was arrested on Sunday for doing 187km/h on the N14 highway, near Muldersdrift, on his Honda CBR 1000, said Gauteng traffic police.

"He claimed that his mother passed away and he was on his way to her house in Pretoria," said spokesperson Busaphi Nxumalo.

"After following this up, calling several relatives, no one could confirm that it was indeed the situation," she said.

He was arrested on the spot and was taken to the Muldersdrift police station where he was formally charged with reckless or negligent driving, alternatively with exceeding the general speed limit of 120km/h.

He was released on bail of R1 500 and would appear in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Comments
  • london.nhlapo.5 - 2012-10-28 22:55

    he broke the law he mst pay

      petrus.ngwenya.3 - 2012-10-29 06:37

      At least he got caught. One down and several to go.

  • sagin.verity - 2012-10-28 22:56

    Dude! Your poor Mom. 187km/h is cruising speed on that bike, its impossible to own a machine like that and not open it up now and then.

      petrus.ngwenya.3 - 2012-10-29 06:38

      I own a hammer. Impossible to own one and not use it on another person's head now and then.

      gregory.jurgens - 2012-10-29 07:16

      I seriously doubt there is a CBR owner that has never exceeded the speed limit.

  • Mark Milligan - 2012-10-29 00:25

    What an idiot. His mother is going to whip his ass.

  • breinlekkasie.dodelikegif - 2012-10-29 06:43

    Your Mom is not going any where soon so you can take your time.

  • matshane.seleko - 2012-10-29 06:43

    Why build a machine(be it a car or a motor cycle) that is capable of doing more than 200 km/h,but then you are not allowed to push it to that speed if you so wish?Perhaps they think it's just enough to do it on your playstation.So,we are going to keep hearing ridiculous excuses for speeding.

      don.odendaal - 2012-10-29 07:21

      Try a race track

  • Berto En Petra Mostert - 2012-10-29 07:18

    Will thát speed raise her from the dead!!???

      kala.bafazi - 2012-10-29 09:35

      Apparently it did. None of the relatives could confirm that she actually died. So there you have it... Speed Revives.

  • michelle.h.koekemoer - 2012-10-29 07:21

    Another one to use the death in the family story this week??? Tempting fate!

  • stuart.townsend.10 - 2012-10-29 08:52

    I wish they would focus more on the majority of the vehicles on our roads that are not roadworthy... or what about the gov. marked vehicles that are a law unto their own ( I don't even want to start on blue light brigades) Yes breaking the speed-limit is against the law- but in all honesty how often do we do 71km/h in a 60km/h zone, even doing 65km/h would be speeding. So lets not lose our keys too quickly. 90% of the time the Super-bikes on our roads are well maintained, that CBR would come to a stop in a much shorter distance than any off our overloaded taxis or bakkies crammed with school children. If he was weaving through peak traffic and pedestrians at 180 that is reckless... those who ridden a bike before will understand 180 on a super-bike isn't that rough, Yes he broke the law, well done for catching him, I just wish we would see more cases of taxi owners being charged for putting unroadworthy vehicles out on our roads, charge the drivers for overloading them, Private bus company's who's buses we normally see smashed up on the news... Where do most of our road fatalities come from ?

  • mshiniboys - 2012-10-29 09:03

    He was thinking bike but he must own up to it and stop whining about mommy.

  • terry.terblanche - 2012-10-29 09:36

    Is this not proof that speed does not kill?

  • terry.terblanche - 2012-10-29 09:37

    Could this not be proof that speeding does not kill?

  • Martin Hahmann - 2012-10-29 11:33

    I love super bikes!!!

  • Tim - 2012-11-26 08:49

    i thought he'd be charged for telling lies too.

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