Speeding biker spends Easter in jail

2012-04-08 07:25

Johannesburg - A motorcyclist was arrested for speeding on the N1 near Olifantsfontein on Saturday, Gauteng traffic police said.

The 21-year-old man was on his way home to Boksburg when he was caught doing 209km/h in a 120km/h zone around 10:00, spokesperson Busaphi Nxumalo said.

"Most super bikers continuously show that they disregard the rules of the road and think they will get away with it."

The man was taken to the Midrand police station and released on R1 000 bail.

He was expected to appear in the Midrand Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Nxumalo said Gauteng traffic police arrested 40 people for reckless and negligent driving since the start of the Easter weekend.

  • Zion - 2012-04-08 07:32

    May he spend a long and fruitful term behind bars. We don't need this type of riff-raff on our roads, threatening the lives of innocent citizens. Speed Kills.

      Craig - 2012-04-08 07:49

      I assume you place broken taxi's , arrogant bmw and audi drivers in the same riff-raff catogory ? Seeing as the now very racist police have confirmed , that motorcycling is a white elitest past time and they know that there is money too fill thier coffers from these motorcyclists .\r\n\r\nSpeeding is not allowed , but if you take the amount of bikes on the road , compared to cars , surely this looks like a vendetta ?

      sean.redmond3 - 2012-04-08 08:08

      He was released on R1000.00 bail, read the story.

      elewies - 2012-04-08 09:36

      Craig I'm sure he does! But I have to say bikers do not adhere to law the same as taxi drivers don't! They always jump traffic by driving between cars on the white line... And 95% of them do this! They either do not know that it is illegal (and dangerous) or they just don't give a damn and then they try to blame motorists when they get knocked over. Screw "think bike" until they start obeying the law

      Jason - 2012-04-08 09:37

      title says biker to spend Easter weekend in jail, but then states he was released on 1000 bail???? Really news24

      Leonard - 2012-04-08 09:52

      Yeah and the same should go for the lawyer that was caught, and was set out @ free bail. \r\nDouble standard bastards!

      Jo - 2012-04-08 09:58

      @ elewies- only morons like you are danger to bikers because they don't know that jumping traffic by driving between cars on the white line is totally legal as long as the cars are standing still. Where did you get your licence in Pick'n Pay? Jealousy!

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-04-08 10:28

      We don't need no hairy headed hippies scaring decent folk like you and me...No sirrey.. For the law is for protection of the people... Zion: I think Kris saw you comin'...

      jason.dutoit - 2012-04-08 10:47

      national road traffic act 1999, article 309, paragraph 6 makes allowance for lanesplitting. it is legal. and with a few simple things taken into consideration, it is safe, too.

      jason.dutoit - 2012-04-08 10:48

      @jo. cars don't have to be still for it to be legal.

      marcanthonytaylor - 2012-04-08 13:46

      Speed does not kill, ignorance does. Unskilled, reckless individuals who are either unable to control a vehicle or operate a vehicle while intoxicated or one that is not roadworthy end up causing fatalities. Personally I feel they should have performed a pit thingy on the oke while he was going 209kph. Case closed.

      James - 2012-04-08 15:10

      And in far more advanced, productive, safe,{including Roads} honest Countries like Germany one can go as fast as one likes on the Auto Bahnen. When last did you see a biker kill a cager?? The reverse is a plague.

      Elmaré - 2012-04-08 19:16

      Just to clear u on someting. Its not against the law for a biker to move between lines trough cars. And Zion so u have never Speed? Name calling is so not on. This youngster is someones kid and he did wrong but that does not give you the right to act like u God.

      Elmaré - 2012-04-08 19:17

      Just to clear u on someting. Its not against the law for a biker to move between lines trough cars. And Zion so u have never Speed? Name calling is so not on. This youngster is someones kid and he did wrong but that does not give you the right to act like u God.

      Zion - 2012-04-09 07:20

      Seanred, thanks but I am fully aware of what the story states. My statement is hypothetical.

  • Robbie - 2012-04-08 07:37

    And the lawyer gets free bail,but this guy must pay R1000 bail???? WTF

      Grace - 2012-04-08 08:11

      The lawyer was on his way to church... Maybe the devil made him do it lol

      Assegai - 2012-04-08 09:04

      LOL LOL Grace!!!!!

  • cedjonkers - 2012-04-08 07:37

    I just find it crazy that our traffic department (and others) lack consistency! Yesterday, a lawyer was caught speeding to church & he was released on free bail, but this guy has to ay R1000!

      Andre - 2012-04-08 13:14

      The only issue here is that people do not understand the basic princples of bail.

  • ReapWhatUsow - 2012-04-08 07:37

    Which is the TRUTH - headline says \easter weekend in jail\, story says \released on bail\.....

      Grace - 2012-04-08 07:47

      Lol... Uhmmm :-?

      sean.redmond3 - 2012-04-08 08:09

      Ja, saw that. My comment way below.

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-04-08 10:47

      Why worry about the truth? This is such a nice story about big brother protecting us against the evil biker.

  • Ayadiko1 - 2012-04-08 07:39

    210km/h in a 120km/h zone, he deserves to have his license suspended, and a bigger fine #SpeedKills...

      jerry.pres - 2012-04-08 07:53

      Speed doesn't kill, stupid drivers on SA roads kill.

      wesleywt - 2012-04-08 09:09

      Another speed doesn't kill idiot. Do you even look at you statement because it makes no sense whatsoever. Yet, so many other morons are agreeing with you. If you want to speed at 200 km/h on bad SA roads you are an idiot of epic proportions. We don't have autobahns here so don't bring that moronic excuse here. Why don't you speeders hurry up and die already.

      wesleywt - 2012-04-08 09:48

      With all those negative votes its easy to see why SA ranks third in road traffic deaths as a proportion of the population. SA drivers are idiots.

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-04-08 14:04

      Shame, wesley. It must be very frustrating to keep on missing the point, after trying so hard, for so long.

      Steve - 2012-04-08 14:05

      Speed does NOT kill. Stopping kills.!

      wesleywt - 2012-04-13 08:05

      What point am I missing? Speed doesn't kill. I can drive 200km/h and nothing will happen to me. Is that the point moron?

  • Ntshembo - 2012-04-08 07:41

    there r pple who r killing farmer out there,this is what SA knws best,if u enjoy urself like this guy with his superbike.u'l everywhere on news papers.i want a superbike with a top speed of 330km/h n can't travel 120 on a free way never.

      Grace - 2012-04-08 07:50

      Join the 'blue light brigade' then you can do what you want on the roads... Even kill people.\r\nStupid and selfish Ntshembo

      James - 2012-04-08 15:19

      Eh Paul,Little short on grey matter? What Ntshembo says,farm attacks rampant, because killing In SA is a National pastime. And this guy on his Superbike having fun gets nailed. Gabbish, Geddit?

  • Chris - 2012-04-08 07:49

    Speeding biker spends Easter in jail? but the story says "The man was taken to the Midrand police station and released on R1 000 bail" wonder whether the copy writer is suffering from a sugar surge due to eating to many Easter Eggs?

  • AfricanBlueSpaceChrist - 2012-04-08 07:51


      Tsolmi Grant - 2012-04-08 08:56

      I agree, most of the time those high speeds are so easily achieved and one doesn't even notice. It's sad that our freedoms are so restricted.

      elewies - 2012-04-08 09:46

      I'm sorry but when you buy a bike you know what is and isn't allowed on SA roads... If you still wish to buy a bike knowing that you aren't allowed to drive 200km/h on public roads it is your choice and you are welcome to do this. BUT why must the traffic department (I assume they are who you meant by 'they') organise special days (with the remaining tax money that wasn't misused or pocketed) so that a few speed devils can satisfy their needs?

      James - 2012-04-08 15:24

      My 1100 Honda, 6sp trannie goes 160k in 2nd gear. 2012 Superbikes will do it in 1st gear. Top spd around 310KPH.

  • Corne - 2012-04-08 07:59

    Who is the moron who wrote this? "Speeding biker spends Easter in jail" "The man was taken to the Midrand police station and released on R1 000 bail."

      godfrey.moremi - 2012-04-08 08:07

      What a controversy, so much naive.

  • Chriskoi1 - 2012-04-08 08:03

    Sê my hoekom kry hy nie ook die vry BAIL soos die magistraat van Pretoria en ek wonder maar net ????????.

  • Buhle - 2012-04-08 08:04

    Speeding biker spends Easter in jail The man was taken to the Midrand police station and released on R1 000 bail. Kanthi who spend the weekend in jail here, the reporter?

  • sean.redmond3 - 2012-04-08 08:06

    "Speeding biker spends Easter in jail" HEADLINE. "The man was taken to the Midrand police station and released on R1 000 bail." Huh? Why does the above not look right, Which is it.

      Trent Hodges - 2012-04-08 08:12

      What illiterate idiots they have as journalists these days!

  • Ian - 2012-04-08 08:12

    wow news 24 excellent reporting, spends weekend in jail and released on bail, wonder where the bail money went though as arnt the courts closed for the long weekend, why not report on that?

  • Lloyd - 2012-04-08 08:25

    I'm torn...should I comment on the story or the story writer...

  • Mkululi - 2012-04-08 08:31

    why R1000 bail? He too should be on free bail, d same thing that hpnd 2 d lawyer who caught doing 201km/h on d same zone. Or may b if u travl at 201km/h going 2 church u dnt hv 2 pay bail? Dat z really unfair n l m so interested 2 knw why. And why then?

  • Andre - 2012-04-08 08:34

    If released on bail immediately, how did he spend Easter in jail? A bit of irresponsible media hype in the heading?

  • Laureen - 2012-04-08 08:40

    Ummmm? Bail or jail?

  • catgirl1971 - 2012-04-08 08:50

    Bravo News24 4 sensationalist news reporting! The last time I checked Easter is a 4-day weekend, not a few hours. Get your facts straight b4 reporting drivel!

      jack.feris - 2012-04-08 10:08

      Lol... Me too wonder when will the media stop with sensationalist reporting... Current \Role and function\ of media should b banned or reporter should face sentencing for total incorrect reporting. Would hav understand if it was a typographical error, but this is not an error it is pure sensation and thrill seeking or the need for profits.

  • colin.dovey - 2012-04-08 08:51

    Now HERE is where the E-Toll Gantries can be put to good use?

  • Kruger - 2012-04-08 08:51

    Good show biker... I like your style, keep it up and maybe the country will forget about the murders, rape, economic decline and other such-like real crimes which the ANC like to sweep under the carpet... VIVA WHITEY

  • Wahl - 2012-04-08 08:57

    I can't believe all the comments about he lawyer who was released on free bail and this dude on R1000.00 bail ... the lawyer is BLACK!! duh?

  • Kruger - 2012-04-08 09:16

    My Dearest ZION - You are quick to condem innocent Whitey's having a bit of fun but you live in a cardboard box along with half the population of twits that believe there is a future for all in the ANC governed state of corruption, theft, murder, rape, etc, etc... Speed doesn't kill. Types like you do. Come right (and stay white)

  • Jayson - 2012-04-08 09:20

    Neep neep. \Road runner\

  • George - 2012-04-08 09:21

    And a Lawyer gets free bail and let out for the weekend. What double standards

  • Mkululi - 2012-04-08 09:25

    WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAWYERS N BIKERS? Busaphi Nxumalo, stil waitin 4 answers, isn't the law supposed 2b keeping peolpe on the roads safe? that lawyer is nw a hazard on our roads as he gets free bail? Tel us does this lawyer have dirt on higher authority or a bribe was taken? SA a country \non racial\ racial country

  • Deon - 2012-04-08 09:29

    I do not agree with your comment, "Most super bikers continuously show that they disregard the rules of the road and think they will get away with it." Now what about ALL politicians that speed and DO get away with it? Why are they treated differently.

      Mkululi - 2012-04-08 09:45

      m wit Deon

  • elewies - 2012-04-08 09:32

    Nice to see that the 'think bike brigade' is keeping their mouths shut... MOST bikers have the same disregard for traffic rules as MOST taxi drivers also disregard the law. The speed at which they drive and the criss-crossing between cars and jumping traffic by driving between cars on the (solid) white line are just as unlawful and dangerous as taxi drivers' actions...

      daashcroft - 2012-04-08 09:54

      Actually, it is 100% legal to filter between cars as long as you do it sensibly - the guideline being about 10kph faster than the traffic. And as a biker I can say that the law applies the same to bikers as everyone else - break it , you pay the price. There are plenty of cheap track days for bikers who want to speed legally and carefully - as I do. And as for your statement about "most" bikers, well amongst bikers I ride with, we obey the law.

      elewies - 2012-04-08 09:57

      SENSIBLY being the key word here....

      daashcroft - 2012-04-08 10:12

      Sensibly. Exactly as a I said. Now how about we talk about the drivers who actually attempt to block bikes from filtering legally and carefully. I have had it happen to me more times than I can count. All I do is politely tell them to go and read their K53 as what I am doing is legal and what they are doing is illegal and dangerous. There are bad bikers just as there are bad drivers. Break the law as either and you deserve what you get. But for the non bikers, think about this.... every biker is 1 less car in your traffic jam, every bike commuter puts out 80% less pollution and CO2 than every car commuter. Every bike commuter uses 70% less fuel than every car commuter. So next time you see a biker, don't hate him/her, thank them for making YOUR traffic jam shorter.

      Champ - 2012-04-08 10:29

      Well said Daashcroft. Shame on elewies for not knowing traffic rules ...

      Peter - 2012-04-08 22:34

      @elwies No we are not keeping our mouths shut we just don't want to waste our time replying to a brain dead moron like yourself As usual you generalise , I am a member of the think bike brigade and ride a superbike and a car . It is totally legal to pass through lanes of cars when they are standing still . Bike SA recently released stats that 79% of bikers killed were the fault of the other vehicle !!! Where are you in the rain , where are you in the winter sitting with you tiny ass in your airconditioned car when bikers are trying to get home safely to their families with cars having know regard for them chatting on their cellphones , changing lanes without indicating etc etc etc So you are a little angel , oh well your trycicle most probably cannot do more than 1kmh Wait till you have to sit next to the road with a dead friend whom was killed when a car skipped a stop street and he was only doing 70kmh in a 80 zone 'screw think bike' you know what SCREW YOU (and Jenny Love)with your narrow minded comments and attitude I am not an aggresive biker but you better hope that I never get you on the road you little mof

      markmc83 - 2012-04-09 19:16

      I find car drivers to be more dangerous than bike riders in general. I commute with both depending on how I feel. As daashcroft mentioned there are bikers who break the law and there are bikers who obey the law. The majority of bikers have a better knowledge regarding the rules of the road than the majority of car drivers do. The guys I ride with are very responsible and safety for both us and other road users is as high a priority as having fun. Stop ranting about bikes lane splitting as that is safe and legal to do, I'm certainly not going to sit behind a line of cars when I can easily pass them at no inconvenience to them. I don't go allot faster than the traffic because that is where is becomes dangerous. Allot of bikers are out there trying to make the roads better for everyone, what are doing apart from posting blatantly ignorant statements on the internet?

      jamesvdlinde - 2012-04-13 08:44

      maybe you should look around, and see how stupid motorists are, jumping robots, stop signs, passing on solid white, changing lanes without observations or indicators. It is not the type of vehicle you ride or drive, it is the person behind the steering wheel breaking the law.

  • Scouter - 2012-04-08 09:39

    This is probably going to be a most unpopular comment but I cannot see how we can constantly complain about the lawlessness in SA on one hand and then make light of, or even lend tacit support for as in some cases here, law breaking on the other.

  • Abdul - 2012-04-08 09:40

    An intelectual like him, should know the perils of his actions....ALL drivers should take a look at the website fatalmoves dot com

  • zmvulane - 2012-04-08 09:44

    The headline and the story just tell totally different stories! \Speeding Biker spends Easter in jail\ but the article says \The man was taken to the Midrand police station and released on R1 000 bail.\

  • ludlowdj - 2012-04-08 10:34

    but a lawyer doing almost the same speed in a car gets to go home with a free bail? hell its nice to see the two sets of laws this county uses in action close up as it were.

  • Paul - 2012-04-08 10:37

    Being a biker myself this is an unfortunate turn of events,there is so much to consider here besides the law actually.Everyone is well aware of the fact Superbikes in particular are extremely fast and powerful machines,I myself own such a machine and can honestly say that on a open highway without any traffic in sight a simple tweak of the throttle can significantly boost your speed way over any speed limit and since there is no obstacles in my opinion it shouldnt really be seen as such a big issue since riding the motorcycle is at the risk of the rider anyway,if this guy decided to ride at that speed in an urban enviornment in broad daylight in this manner then yes arrest him and throw him in a cell and charge him with with wreckless and negligent driving but he didnt according to facts provided here,nothing about drinking and driving was mentioned either so its safe to assume he wasnt under the influence. Now... when we take taxis that have been known to mount pavements and also to cut off entire lanes filled with motorists simply to dodge traffic outta inpatience I'm sorry but that to me more is far more serious than a motorcycle going inbetween cars to avoid traffic for example when they are clearly loud enough to notice if not always seen or a superbike riding at high speeds with no traffic or obstacle in sight,even the famous Ghost Squad are guilty of such behaviour and no action is ever seen taken against them...

  • lytteot7 - 2012-04-08 10:37

    Help me out here people. Since 120km/h is the highest speed u can clock on some of our roads then why do car manufacturers selling us cars that clock 200km/h? What's the purpose of that? Why can't those cars be reserved for police, ambulances etc. Someone with more info please inform me because from where I'm sitting is like being locked in a room full of beautiful naked women tempting u while u have a ring on your finger.

  • Marti - 2012-04-08 10:45

    how could he have spend Easter in jail when he was released on bail? Misleading headline

  • Eric - 2012-04-08 10:47

    He must be white, otherwise he would have been given free bail like this black guy:

  • Lebogang T-win - 2012-04-08 10:47

    whats the difference betwen speed offence in jhb and pta? i guess the lawyer in pta did the obvious to get free bail?

  • Given Von Baloyi - 2012-04-08 11:07

    Some folks are really stupid, where in this article, where this stupid law breaking biker is white? I'm a biker and live in east rand, am I white? Obviously, no! Stupid pricks

  • Jo - 2012-04-08 11:12

    @ Zion - if Speed Kills you fools, every time the plain lands if its able to all the passengers and the crew should be dead isn't it? Remember 850 to 900km/h cruising speed! Speed Kills is the most idiotic phrase ever, simply insult for intelligent people. Maybe you want to say that majority in this country isn't intelligent?

      lytteot7 - 2012-04-08 11:42

      Yes speed kills. Are u really comparing planes to cars, seriously? When a plane land does it have to deal with another plane 10M in front or behind it. Even in the air planes stay far away from each other as possible.

      Tony - 2012-04-08 11:54

      Speed kills if you think it doesn't you are not intelligent. Hit a pole in a car at 60 KPH you might have injuries, hit pole at 220 KPH you will be lucky if you live.

      Jo - 2012-04-08 12:04

      @lytteot - think before you write, I wasn't comparing planes to cars i was only saying that speed doesn't kill and if there is any gray cells left in your brain you won't disagree with it. Look F1, GP and many more. Since i was 12yo I loved speed and till today I often go over 300km/h (on the ground) and I'm over 50 now and speed didn't kill me. Speed doesn't kill but stupidity does. When you ride the bike the road is 3 to 4 x wider than for the car not forgetting the bikes manoeuvrability, better breaks and much lower mass. BIKES SPEED LIMITS SHOULD BE DOUBLED OR AT LEAST INCREASED!!!

      Jo - 2012-04-08 12:18

      @Tony- you are very intelligent so hopefully you already spotted the mistake you made in your comment - @ 220km/h the pole might kill you but not the speed. SPEED DOESN'T KILL WAKE UP!!! Astronauts reach 24 000km/h and don't die!!! THINK M..n! THINK!

      Tony - 2012-04-08 12:18

      hit a small animal(buck)with a bike at 160KPH and see what happens and F1 has advanced safety seating area well protected, GP riders are all in protective gear and F1 and GP race on a track with first aid at hand and accidents do take place and rides get injured.

      Jo - 2012-04-08 12:40

      @ Tony - If you hit a animal(buck)with a bike at 160KPH and if you get killed means that you were unlucky and the buck killed you not the speed! On Youtube guy riding bicycle almost got killed by a buck (sure you seen it) if he was less lucky would the buck or the 10km/h SPEED kill him. And another thing i don't like "IF" there if no if's in my life and it means nothing e.g.: 'IF'I walk out of my house and fall over and hit my had against something and die will it be the SPEED or ... You get the point! Stupidity KILLS not the SPEED!

      KReddy - 2012-04-08 12:52

      Anyway.\r\n\r\nJo, ask the authorities to change the slogan to \stupidity kills\. Speed increases momentum and if you hit anything, newtons law of opposite equal forces will apply and you get injured or die. Accidents do happen to the most \cleverest\ of people you know and at any speed. All mechanical objects begin to stress when at higher speeds so the potential is bigger when u hit a pothole (that I'm sure u ALWAYS see cos you arent \stupid\, from one mile away) for an accident or blowout as compared to when you are driving at a slower speed. Its simple physics, speed does kill, provided there is a collision of some sort either caused by what you term stupidity or it being an accident.

      Tony - 2012-04-08 13:29

      @Jo yes the pole kills you,but at 60 km/h the pole will injure you even may kill you if you are unlucky and at 160 km/h will kill you more likely that not so at slower speed more likely to live than die.Astronauts don't hit objects very often but if hit space junk at 24 000km/h they would be killed.THINK oh THINK

      Jo - 2012-04-08 13:39

      @ KReddy -"speed does kill, provided there is a collision of some sort" so SPEED on its own doesn't Kill -THANK YOU at last- 1,2,5,10,30,60,100,200,500km/h is called SPEED is 1km/h deadly? According to many including brain dead officials it is because speed kills. Speed is essential part of our live including high speed and generalisation like that 'Speed Kills' is just stupid if it was true they saying we must just STOP or we die. They do not say 200km/h or 300km/h will kill you. On the other hand who are they to decide for me what is the safe speed anyway. There is roads where i would decrease speed by half and double it on others as well as penalise to slowly moving vehicles, scrap taxis completely and replace them with busses like any other civilised country. When will we see that safety is not the priority for the officials its actually many other reasons we have deadly accidents 10 x more often than because of the excessive speed (high speed accidents are very rare just talk to ambulance drivers and doctors if you don't believe me). It's common misconception that this is the biggest killer but in actual fact it's just another money making scheme. How often do you see news that high speeding car, bus or bike crashed and e.g.: last Easter more then 1500 people died, trust me i have the informations and excessive speed was less than 10% cause but mostly even then that wasn't the main and only reason. SPEED KILLS is to make more money easy way!

      lytteot7 - 2012-04-08 13:42

      Jo you are 50 years old stop acting like a small boy by insulting me when I disagree with u. Yes speed kills, what are your chances of dying if u get a puncture at 300km/h than when at 100km/h? There is a reason why other places you are allowed to drive 60km/h, 100km/h etc I'm very sure people who came up with those rules are more brighter than you otherwise we would be allowed to clock 300km/h in our neighborhoods. Let me spell it out to you, is more easy to control a car traveling at a lower speed than high speed.

      lytteot7 - 2012-04-08 13:50

      Jo I see you are getting into the semantics of the word \speed\ but some of us we use common sense. We know when a car moves is because of speed but some speed is lethal than the other. So when we talk of \speed\, we are referring to high speed but if you want to be a black sheep fine as long as most of us know what we mean when we say speed kills. Just don't insult us.

      Jo - 2012-04-08 14:25

      @ lytteot7 -It's 'Speed Kills' that blinded some of you but in fact it is just another money making scheme. 'If' i get a puncture it's the risk I take not you, what does "IF" mean any way, we are taking about speed kills not punctures, and yes same cars are more difficult to control at higher speeds than others so if your car is one of them drive slower and don't endanger others on the road (speed limit doesn't mean you have to drive at maximum speed, "keep left pass right" never heard of it). I'm not a robot I'm human and i have a right to live and i do know better than you think that authorities specially in our country have NO clue what they doing any way but You just going to blindly trust them and do nothing while tens of thousands people die on the road every year IT ISN'T the SPEED and to be more exact EXCESSIVE SPEED!!!. Read my previous post! We are being brain washed so they can make more money easy way. I see you will never get my point and many others too and that's exactly why we are being striped of rights and justice is being raped every day. And we fighting abut 100 or 200km/h while criminals (police and officials) are robing us of our rights and money hiding in the bushes!

      Tony - 2012-04-08 15:16

      @Jo Do you know that amber robots (traffic signals) are set at 3 seconds for a speed limit of 60 km/h with correct brakes will be able to stop on or before solid white line, at 100 you will not stop before solid line, not enough time that is reaction time. So you on the N1 doing your 300 km/h in the right lane and Soapy is in the middle lane talking on his cell phone and swerves into your lane what reaction time do you have at that speed to avoid a collision. You see we must take all drivers on our roads into account you can travell at speed with safety but 80%+ cannot and there for the danger of collisions is much high than other countries.DRINKING AND DRIVING KILLS MORE PEOPLE, also all the idiots who take on cell phones are a pest and can lead to serious accidents. The people who make the rules are right wether you like it or not was in Traffic Service for 40 yrs been to many fatal accidents many caused by speed, veicles taking out lamp poles, rapping vehicle round trees ect so I know what I am taking about. Most people killed on the roads are pedestians, take out the pedestrian numbers and you will see speed does kill.

  • Elmaré - 2012-04-08 14:48

    Not verry honest are you. Easter usualy is from Friday to Monday or have I lost the plot. A biker speeding usely just kill him/her self. Speeding is against the law I agree but then bail should be as per the laws and regulations of SA. There is regulations arnt there? Is SA currently without regulations regarding our laws for speeding? Maybe lawyers don't have to abide by laws? I must say news 24s integrity stink to say the least. Seems newspapers in SA may lie to sell now!

      Zion - 2012-04-09 07:25


  • Adrian - 2012-04-09 08:31

    I hope he gets what he deserves !! I am an avid Think Bike Supporter (not spokesman), and the think bike mantra for speeding is - If you want to speed, do it on the track. Simple as that. It disheartens be to read that people automatically link these incidents to think bike (elewies, I'm talking to you). As for lane splitting, as per the law, it is legal and there is no point in arguing about that. But speeding is dangerous and uncalled for on public roads. For what it's worth, I have done over 100 000 km's on my bike, and I have had 2 speeding fines in that time. 72 in a 60 zone, and 111 on a 100 zone - but that doesn't matter to people who want to tar and feather all bikers with the same attitude.

  • godesha - 2012-04-09 08:43

    "Most super bikers continuously show that they disregard the rules of the road and think they will get away with it." This statement is wrong - not only superbikers or bikers for that matter, but most road users show a complete disregard and disrespect for other road users and the law in general. I saw this again yesterday travelling on the N14 (on our bike). We stuck to the speed limit of 120km/h and it did not surprise me to see how many cars just flew past us, clearly not adhering to the speed limit. So stop with the bikers already, it is not just them.

  • Andrew - 2012-04-12 20:54

    I wouldn't have stopped!

  • Jackie - 2012-04-13 11:40

    Great stuff NEWS24!! Once again brilliant reporting - NOT! "Biker spends Easter in jail" but in the story they say he was taken to the police station - paid R1000 bail and was RELEASED. Who do you pay to write this crap? CHECK THE REPORTS!!!!!!

  • Kyle - 2012-04-16 13:18

    quite funny how ofter do you hear about bikes killing others well speeding?? mmm read up people and actually see whos worst 6 people, 2 goats killed in crash 2012-04-16 10:12 Car slams into 8 people, killing boy 2012-04-16 08:50

  • norman.treyvellan - 2012-04-23 11:23

    Guys 209 are not that fast!!! There are people who do more than that!! Ever noticed how fast the government convoys are...

      Kyle - 2012-04-23 13:06

      hey Norman! you have hit the nail on the spot there bud! seriously setting an example haha

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