Seven speedsters arrested in JHB

2013-07-14 21:16

Johannesburg - Six men and a woman were arrested for speeding on the N1 near Midrand, north of Johannesburg, metro police said on Sunday.

They were all arrested on Saturday evening, Johannesburg metro police Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.

"One of them was a 41-year-old man who was caught driving at 191km/h."

All seven will appear at the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Monday.

  • Faith Keabetswe Leburu - 2013-07-14 23:28

    That one with 191K/h take his licence he shouldn't drive ever again and lock him up for a month...

      Feik Mc Heither - 2013-07-15 08:02

      Y? he didn't kill anyone. Rules are made to be broken and speeding is petty. What kills is a sudden stop, not speed...We must have an Autobahn here, tired of driving 120km myself.

      Herman Le Roux - 2013-07-15 08:55

      I do not see how taking away a drivers license is going to stop that person from driving. I do not have stats, but I can assure you, there is a significant number of drivers on our roads, who are driving without licenses, and when they get a ticket for not having a license on them, they just go and pay the R500 or not pay at all.

  • Downs Shareholder - 2013-07-15 01:48

    This guys can easily afford a fine. I suggest them spending time collecting corpses for government mortuary,fair enough?

  • Jacques Beyers - 2013-07-15 04:16

    Just how stupid are these people? The metro sit there almost every Sunday morning. Every Monday morning you will read about people getting arrested for speeding on the N1, by the metros sitting under the Olifantsfonein road. Learn from the other idiots, do not speed on the N1, especially when approaching the Olifantsfonein road.

      Denis Gomo - 2013-07-15 08:01

      You are very right....every late Saturday night/Sunday morning, they are always there...and yet some people still get caught.

  • Hennie van Deventer - 2013-07-15 06:58

    And yet, during the rest of the week they are nowhere to be seen. I see on a daily basis people speeding in dense traffic, taking chances and driving outright reckless.

  • Joe Kerr - 2013-07-15 07:26

    And this is news??? You forgot to report that 2 wore black trousers and 1 a blue shirt at the time of arrest.

  • Ruan Bester - 2013-07-15 07:37

    Bring the Autobahn to SA!!!

      Feik Mc Heither - 2013-07-15 08:04

      thank you

      Ruan Bester - 2013-07-15 12:17

      All that I say is... There should be certain roads where you can drive fast, NOT ALL ROADS. And all people carriers and Taxis should still be 100km/h MAX.

      Brink Botha - 2013-07-15 13:04

      100% with you bruchie

  • Joe Kerr - 2013-07-15 08:04

    Out of all the thousands of vehicles using the N1 on Saturday evening only 7 were speeding? I can only conclude that the vast majority of road users are law abiding. Not bad...

  • Chreamz George - 2013-07-15 09:26

    They were all rushing to a Church Service, please spare them. They clocked the spedd for the love of Yahweh. They were rushing for offering session.

  • Helen Brookes - 2013-07-15 10:03

    Speeding is dangerous,granted. Thankfully no one was killed or injured. However, what about all those lovely unlicensed, undroadworthy cars and taxis on the roads? I drive home every night from the Union Hospital using the highways to get back to Edenvale, you should see how many drivers done't even know their tail lights and headlights are not working! If you don't see them in time whose at fault? You as you didn't see them and rear ended their unroadworthy car! Oh and people cars come with indicators, USE THEM!

      Vmesh Memla - 2013-07-15 11:06

      The report is about speeding on N1on Satiurday night, and not about Edenvale and cars or taxis without number plates. Gees get a better read dude

  • Justin van der Merwe - 2013-07-15 16:26

    i bet they were all black, bloody criminals

  • Ralph Michael Wigzell - 2013-07-16 00:04

    If they were speeding with no other cars on the road, in a roadworthy vehicle, and are capable drivers, probably not a serious offense, but observing many speedsters zigzagging in and out of traffic, taxis with a high center of gravity, bad brakes etc... that is reckless and irresponsible.

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