Man bust doing 183km/h in 100km/h zone

2013-03-11 09:39

Johannesburg - A man was arrested for speeding on the N12 just outside Westonaria on Sunday night, Gauteng traffic police said.

The man, 33, was caught driving his BMW at an average speed of 183km/h in a 100km/h zone, spokesperson Busaphi Nxumalo said.

Nxumalo said he told officers that he was on his way to help in finding his missing child.

He was released on a R500 bail.

He would appear in the Westonaria Magistrate's Court on Monday for speeding and reckless driving.

  • arthur.salvado - 2013-03-11 09:54

    A BMW can do 183 ? Wow, must be the v8 jobbie

      Dexter Tangocci - 2013-03-11 10:00

      Haha! This would never have made news if it was a speeding Kia or VW polo.

      tumelo.motloung.779 - 2013-03-11 10:09

      @Dexter- yesterday a "WV" Golf was also caught doing 183km/h and it was all over news24 and some 2 months back a Kia was caught at 193km/h

      martin.mcleman - 2013-03-11 10:11

      Hey Arthur, man thats funnny ......said no-one ever

      janice.mcmaster.92 - 2013-03-11 10:32

      Thats really not that fast!

      jesibelle.krugger - 2013-03-11 11:55

      This is now taking on absolute hideous proportions. The 'speed' red-herring is becoming absolutely laughable. In Germany, people travel (in some instances) up to 400km/h (if not beyond) in their cars, on the unrestricted sections of the Autobahn. Germany has an accident rate per capita that is a fraction of SA's rate. The problem in SA is NOT SPEED..!!!! Shall I repeat is: T_H_E _ P_R_O_B_L_E_M _ I_S _ N_O_T _ S_P_E_E_D...!!!!!!!! The problem in SA is, in the following order, 1. THE ANC. 2. OVER-POPULATION. Get rid of the above and all SA's other problems will disappear - eg: - The corruption in the issuing of drivers licences will go away - people who can actually drive will actually get actual drivers licences and not a little plastic card with a photo on. NOTE: there are people that are illiterate driving around with drivers licences - how in the name of the Lord is that possible..??? - There will be fever people on the roads and even fever who demand a drivers licence as a "political privilege" (to be frank: due to the BLACKNESS ENTITLEMENT in SA). - There will suddenly be money to maintain the roads, the roads will be safe again (as it once was in South Africa - ie before 1994), then the speed limit can actually be raised. Everything will move faster and the economy will begin to grow faster and faster... I can give examples for days on end - however a reminder: The slower you travel, the longer you spend on the road, the greater the chance of an accident.

      thabo.mtaner - 2013-03-11 13:07

      I do 180km/h from the Uno. BMW at that speed, he's a sissy.

      Jo.Davies123 - 2013-03-11 13:29

      @Jesibelle. There are stil 430 deaths on the autobahn at year. 40% of these are contributed to speed. There are stricter rules and more people obey them in Germany, which is why the death rate is so low. Speed in SA is a problem when you have so many other laws being broken - broken lights, driving in the fast lane doing 80km in a 120km zone, people walking on the highway. The list goes on

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2013-03-11 13:41

      Jesibelle, to a large degree your blog is absolute rubbish, and I'm pretty sure highly racist, I think you are referring that white S Africans are good drivers, well generalising they most certainly are NOT, they can't even obey the most basic of rules which is drive on the left overtake on the right, they cause total grid lock at busy intersections by sitting in the yellow gid lines (yellow grid lines mean you can't just sit there it causes a grid lock)they casually drive through red robots, the list goes on and on, generally South Africans are just awful drivers, I see it everyday of every week, not sure you can blame the ANC for the bad driving although they are totally useless and at fault for just about everything else.

      Zohan Steppingstone - 2013-03-11 13:52

      Troll alert! Jizzbelle!

  • Benjamin Ndambi - 2013-03-11 09:55

    All those who have never beaten 180 km/h mark please raise up your hands!

      tumelo.motloung.779 - 2013-03-11 10:11

      the highest speed I travel in is 130km/h. but I do have tickets for those 60 or 90km/h zones. I cannot travel that slow

      Boom Boom Afridi - 2013-03-11 10:27

      i follow the rules of the road.

      phosa.peter2 - 2013-03-11 11:03

      it depend on a car brand nd model 'Boy'..i never done 180 km/h driving my Jetta3..unless if i wanna commit suicide myself.

      Bob Wowzer - 2013-03-11 11:54

      Agreed Motloung. Doing 60 is like watching my life just tick away while getting a lift on the back of a tortoise. It's unbearable.

      justsayingagain - 2013-03-11 12:01

      On a private and secure road, I achieved 310km/h with my Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. Strue...

      THESNIPER - 2013-03-11 12:09

      did 190 + with the peugeot 307 and i wanted more

      Silenta Solly - 2013-03-11 12:29

      Once did 190km/h with my 2004 Renault Megane

  • Tlotlo Phele - 2013-03-11 10:09

    Gotta love the excuses .given by the speedsters

  • AsGodIsMyWitness - 2013-03-11 10:09

    In my youth I took cars to 240 before the rev limiter kicked in. How stupid I was. I easily did 180+ in a 100km zone - how fortunate for me and others I never killed anyone, let alone myself. What would I have done if I killed a child crossing the road? How would I face myself let alone the parents? I realise now that accidents happen quicker than you think, and irrespective of how good a driver you think you are, you're not in control of all the factors and something can, and possibly will, happen one day.

      Bob Wowzer - 2013-03-11 11:14

      The fact that you were never in an accident proves that the 'speed kills' campaigns are pure propaganda.

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2013-03-11 13:46

      The fact that there are one or two ninety year olds that have smoked all their lives proves that smoking is not bad for you, Keith Richards is proof that drugs do you know harm at all, do you want to rethink your statement Bob ?

      jurie.nel.3 - 2013-03-11 13:59

      Bob, speed alone is not and IS the problem. Yes, you read right. Speed doesn't kill - it is the sudden uncontrolled stop that does it. The problem with excessive speed is that it reduces dramatically the time available to the speedster and to other road users to react appropriately to a sudden unexpected situation - and exponentially increases the distance required to come to a full stop. Add to that the fact that the resulting impact happens at much higher speed than would have been the case if the speedster were not speeding, and you begin to appreciate the danger of speeding. And all of you who tell me you are in full control of your vehicle, an accident has never happened to you and never will, and you will therefore keep speeding - dream on. You have been lucky so far, but never push your luck too far.

  • EyesEars HandsFeet - 2013-03-11 10:11

    If he is telling the truth, I sure hope the kid is allright. It is nerve wrecking when you don't know where your child are. So many things go through your head all at once and the only thing you want to do is find your child or the last person that saw him or her. Some people often tend to forget to put on their hazard in a time of emergency while driving. Sometimes hooting help as well. Then you also get the guilty taffic police and metro police who don't give a fick about urgent hazards. The traffic police and metro cops, needs to go for the learner's tests again in a case like this. If he is however guilty, then shame on you for using your child as an excuse. If not. Good luck to you and your child. Hope this kind of scare will not happen ever again.

  • mstrato1 - 2013-03-11 10:23

    Sad thing about SA is that car speedometers go up to 240 km/h and the speed limit is 120 km/h. I am not condoning high speed driving but what is the purpose of allowing such cars to be sold in the market and have no special high way to accomodate people that would like to explore their cars potential?

      Dumisani Schnufftubak Mthethwa - 2013-03-11 11:12

      I've always had an issue with this. I drive a car wit a top speed of 320km/h and SA laws requires that a manufacturer put a chip limiting the speed to 250. I mean, what the hack! Why didnt they put the chip and limit the speed to 130 in the first place? I'll tell U why, they know we will easily do 200, so that they can milk money out of us.

  • Alwyn Malan - 2013-03-11 10:39

    He is going to struggle spotting his alleged missing child at that speed. I've noticed that very few people abide by any traffic laws these days...the overall driving has definitely gotten worse.

  • lacrimosewolf - 2013-03-11 10:50

    R500 bail, R1500 bail, free bail (see related articles). What can we do to get some consistency in the system?

      DuToitCoetzee - 2013-03-11 11:28

      Maybe they found out that he had some truth in his story, but they still had to follow the letter of the law. Who knows?

      Bob Wowzer - 2013-03-11 12:07

      I believe that the amount of bail depends on the person's level of income...

  • Sue Heymans - 2013-03-11 10:56

    I also follow the rules of the road. Honesty and integrity starts with the little things.

  • Sue Heymans - 2013-03-11 10:58

    People who drive at such high speed are not very intelligent.

      Bob Wowzer - 2013-03-11 11:17

      And how did you make that connection?

  • THESNIPER - 2013-03-11 11:03

    pitty for him i did 190 on the same stretch of road and i live to tell the tale. It is not about speeding its about individuals , why do u thnk they'd let the speedo go up 280?? we might as well have 140 km/m limit on all cars nationwide

  • jarred.purchase - 2013-03-11 11:08


  • leatitia.ferreira.3 - 2013-03-11 11:08

    o yes of course...speed kills, not taxis that stop in the middle of the road and now on the highways, not unroadworthy vehicles, not cars that drive 60 on the the fast lane, not people that does not know that a red light means stop and not go like hell, not bikes that comes out of now where in between lanes. Those things absolutely do not contribute to accidents! Please don't drive over 130km/h!!! Freaken idiots!

      Bob Wowzer - 2013-03-11 11:16

      Exactly... morons kill, not speed.

  • anakin.skyvader.9 - 2013-03-11 11:15

    And...?? Did he find his missing child? Where is the rest of the story?

  • sandile.filita - 2013-03-22 05:57

    I did 780 with my Ferrari.Lol

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