Taxi driver caught speeding

2013-03-10 13:09

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Pretoria - A Mamelodi East taxi driver has been arrested for speeding on the N4 outside Pretoria, Gauteng traffic police said on Sunday.

Spokesperson Busaphi Nxumalo said the man was going to visit a friend in his VW Golf when he was caught driving at an average speed of 182km/h in a 120km/h zone on Saturday evening.

"His visit was postponed, [he was] arrested on the spot and taken to the Akasia SAPS where formal charges of reckless or negligent driving, with an alternative charge of exceeding the speed limit... were registered against him."

He was later granted free bail and would appear in Pretoria North Magistrate's Court on Monday.

"High speed offenders must take note, if you want to exceed the speed limits in Gauteng, you must be willing to face the consequences," Nxumalo said.

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