No escape for speeding woman

2013-01-13 20:02

Johannesburg - A woman was arrested for driving at 190km/h on the N1 North near Alexandra early on Saturday morning, Johannesburg metro police said.

Chief Supt Wayne Minnaar said the woman failed to stop for metro police officers.

Officers were forced to cut off her BMW 320 further down the road at the Woodmead offramp.

She would appear in Randburg Magistrate's Court on Monday.

  • judith.taylor.56 - 2013-01-13 20:05

    The M1 not the N1 - however I approve. Seems that JMPD have woken up

      johan.jacobs.5680 - 2013-01-13 20:31

      Her excuse will be, she was putting on her make up.

      nicholas.graan - 2013-01-13 21:37

      Another race obsessed troll ..

      chris.maakal - 2013-01-13 21:44

      Agree rather M1. Link below has something about the article rather being a BMW advert...

      gerald.parker.3956 - 2013-01-14 06:16

      Michael.bushes.54 I onder how you fell this morning because the Hawks spokesman just told 702 Talk Radio the 10 BLACK men were arrested yesterday in connection with the bombings

      yandi.m - 2013-01-14 07:41

      lol talk about a correction....hahahahahaha

  • andre.maritz.773 - 2013-01-13 20:06

    Another one! Touching 200 on our national roads.

      marilyn.docherty.9 - 2013-01-14 07:22

      Take her licence and car away!!! The monies made on the sale of the car can go to a charity or the emergency services.

  • jmatebane - 2013-01-13 20:09

    Someone please do 300!

      anthony.richardson.961 - 2013-01-13 20:39

      Ok, next weekend on the N14 on my R1, no problem. Are you going to pay my bail and fines?

  • imtiaz.osman.5 - 2013-01-13 20:12

    Why don't they make all car manufactures to make theirs cars with a top speed of 120kph the problem will be solved. Any car that goes over 120kph must be illegal.

      christi.roestorff - 2013-01-13 20:28

      And what if your house is on fire, wife's in labour, child's busy dying.......

      imtiaz.osman.5 - 2013-01-13 20:41

      Emergency vehicles can go at higher speed

      Sthere - 2013-01-13 20:42

      bull! Then what would be the purpose of Bugatti building Veyrons if they'd be limited to 120 kp/h ?!?

      imtiaz.osman.5 - 2013-01-13 20:43

      The only way to solve a problem is to go to the root of the problem. Treating they symptoms will never sort the problem

      carryn.whittaker - 2013-01-13 20:47

      Firefighting doctors should be exempted.

      christi.roestorff - 2013-01-13 21:20

      I'm just pointing out that in life and death situations our courts have not prosecuted people speeding!

      paul.cleverley.14 - 2013-01-13 22:53

      Thing is though, some cars on the road aren't even safe standing still

      amanda.khumalo.1291 - 2013-01-14 00:20

      it doesn't work out well either, I was driving a company car and they tried it but it came with lots of issues like when you pass the truck in a two way road you need to be sometimes faster that 120km/h. I don't know maybe if applied to all vehicles it would work

      kortbroek.duplessis - 2013-01-14 03:38

      That pretty much means we would have to go back to horses and ox wagons. My 1971 1300 beatle could do more than 140

      koo.doyle - 2013-01-14 08:47

      Really Mandy? So its your contention that if someone you loved were dying, and needed emergency treatment urgently, you'd not drive above the speed limit? What bull. In life or death situations, everyone would drive faster than the law permits.

  • robin.stobbs.9 - 2013-01-13 20:13

    Throw the book at this stupid idiot. Some years ago I visited a friend in the UK who was devastated that he had accrued three demerit points for parking improperly. What a difference between the UK (general) adherence to the law and the SA utter, and arrogant, contempt for the law.

      leaproach.thekeeper - 2013-01-13 22:05

      Ahem……this is Africa bra :-)

      paul.cleverley.14 - 2013-01-13 22:48

      Big difference is that in the UK cops abide by the laws that they enforce, I once followed a JHB spietkop down a road clearly signposted with a 60 limit, I chickened out at 120 (driving a car that could easily double that)

  • deebee28 - 2013-01-13 20:15

    Yeah, it's the M1, the N1 doesn't go near Alex. And that's a windy piece of hiway too!

      HJS - 2013-01-13 20:43

      Sorry to burst your bubble, both the M1 & the N1 go past Alex. One on the West and the other on the East side of Alex. but the "giveaway" here should be the Woodmead off ramp. that hints at the M1.

      jutice.forall - 2013-01-13 21:29

      @mattwerk: It's actually the N3 which has an exit to Alex via London Road and passes Alex in the Eastern side.

      hayley.fredericks.9 - 2013-01-14 07:36

      No Mattwerk dear, that is the N3.

      Ryan7X7 - 2013-01-14 08:14

      Does it really matter?

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2013-01-13 20:15

    that n1 seems to be a playground for lunatics.

  • ernest.raats - 2013-01-13 20:26

    If only they arrested criminals that steal murder and rape but the goverment making money out of speed fines figures doesnt it?.....

      denis.dendrinos - 2013-01-13 20:34

      if you crash into someone at that speed,you're as good as a murderer, despite what apparently most people think, speed does kill, even in a fancy BMW!

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  • jerry.mabima - 2013-01-13 20:39

    shame 4 tis woman

  • RudiErnst - 2013-01-13 20:42

    I love the huge BMW picture accompanying the article! Surprising that their PR peeps haven't get their knickers in a twist yet...

  • sikhumbuzok - 2013-01-13 20:43

    i love speed frankly on some roads like N3 in KZN 120kph is sinful on a well engineered road worthy car. it feels like u are crawling and have to feather the throttle. But my oh my 160kph feels just right especially in good conditions. speed is good,i love it. its the whole point of our existence. we been trying to go faster and faster. But we got to be responsible. Responsible! that means obeying speed limit.

      Sthere - 2013-01-13 21:16

      amen! Its in our DNA to push boundaries. We gotta learn responsiblity though..

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  • Khetha Hlophe - 2013-01-13 21:14

    I am inspired!

  • Sthere - 2013-01-13 21:24

    need for speed.

  • lytteot7 - 2013-01-13 21:31

    I wonder if she is being covered by 1st for women.

      Trevor Moller - 2013-01-13 22:36

      If she is convicted and gets jail time the only thing she going to be covered with is a manvrou

  • stavious.mamatepa - 2013-01-13 21:32

    LOL....some comments!

  • franco.theron - 2013-01-13 21:41

    I wouldn't stop for the metro's either, you don't know if they are real or just a bunch of hijackers trying to steal a car and rape a woman in a hurry! This is SA after all so you don't know what to expect

  • andrew.james.79677 - 2013-01-13 22:18

    People, please, you do realise there's a certain stretch of German Autobahn that has no speedlimits. Yup... You can driver however fast your car allows and I've personally been passed as I was doing over 220km/h safetly. It's called responsible driving. Being aware. I bet their safety record would astound you. In the UK, they don't even have STOP signs. Think I only saw 2 in my entire time there. The bottom line is 3rd world country, 3rd world driving. Education in another form. Unfortunately the majority of accidents and deaths on our roads are caused by unroadworthy and downright dangerous vehicles, overloading, unqualified drivers etc. This is having a major impact on these statistics as I would love to see the accident stats with relation to speed with anything that is actually made to do that speed safetly. Ie. BMW or Merc's latest offering Stop having a hissy fit cause her BMW can drive at a touch under 200km/h safetly, and your car feels like an out of control rollercoaster. P.S Does anyone know when the national speed limit of 120km/h was introduced?

      Trevor Moller - 2013-01-13 22:27

      @andrew.james I dont know what you smoking but for the record the german autobaan is specifically built to accomodate those speeds by the way the corners are cantered SA roads are not designed like that people like you and others that think the way you do should be caught speeding locked up and the keys tossed away

      Winston Muthaphuli - 2013-01-14 06:39

      hai, your driving

  • Lizette van Wyk - 2013-01-13 22:26

    You cant stop for metro in SA, there is no way I would, I would drive away as fast as I can. this could be a great court case if she gets the right attorneys! woman are not save on our roads, she stopped when she felt save to do so.

      Trevor Moller - 2013-01-13 22:32

      you definately smoking something if you ride the correct speed and responsibly theres no need for metro cops to stop you

      brendon.nel.7 - 2013-01-14 06:31

      Agreed. My wife drives to the closest Police station before stopping.

      truthbetold221 - 2013-01-14 07:27

      I guess you're the attorney?

  • kenneth.fisher.750 - 2013-01-14 00:03

    If everyone stuck to the speed limit (and not 20 - 30 Kms below) and the correct lanes and were more vigilant and considerate to other road users traffic might flow better and negate the need for speeding. Slow inconsiderate and oblivious drivers cause as much problems as speedsters.

  • adri.conradie.96 - 2013-01-14 23:03

    What if there were no speed limits on the roads but drivers licences were endoresed with your own personal speed limit.That way inexperienced drivers could be limited to 80 and as you gain experience you could gradually be granted higher increments if you had no infringements on your name or if you passed advanced driving courses or something similar.Eventually you could then theoretically qualify for an unlimited license and if you abused your priviliges by driving recklessly or negligently your license would be downgraded to a lower speed category.Any accidents would also automatically revoke your speeding priviliges and send you back to a lower category.I suspect most drivers would be a lot more careful in order to maintain their speed rating and would only exercise their priviliges when it was safe to do so.Such a system would develop a generation of responsible safe drivers who could utilise their high performance cars safely when conditions allowed.The only problem I can see with a system like this, is that it would only work if everybody had respect for the law and their fellow road users. It could never work here under the current conditions.

  • frank.meekings - 2013-01-14 23:29

    Its drivers like this that give all of us BMW drivers a bad name

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