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Numerous arrests for speeding on Gauteng’s major routes

Numerous arrests of motorists and bikers for excessive speeding are an indication that there is general lawlessness and disobedience in Gauteng.

A disappointed Gauteng Traffic Police spokesperson Sello Maremane made the remarks after eleven drivers were recently found excessively speeding on Gauteng roads.

He said the arrests were made by the Gauteng Traffic Police’s high-speed unit following the operations conducted along Gauteng’s major routes and freeways.

He said the highest speed recorded was that by a 52-year-old male biker who was caught speeding at 209km/h in a 120 km/h zone along the R21 freeway.

Maremane said that the justice system was actually doing it’s part to imprison offenders but there were just those people who refused to obey the law and drove at speeds that placed their lives and the lives of other people under threat.

He said the biker was detained at the Lyttelton police station where he was formally charged with reckless and negligent driving as well as an alternative charge of exceeding the prescribed speed limit of 120km/h on a freeway.

“The lowest recorded speed of those arrested was that of a 35-year-old male caught driving at 160km/h on a prescribed 120km/h zone on the N14 freeway.” Maremane said.

He continued by saying that the age of the speedsters range from 24 to 68 and they were detained at police stations such as Olifantsfontein, Wierdabrug, and Bronkhorstspruit. They would then appear in court.

He said: “The Gauteng Traffic Police successfully clampdown on speedsters due to the use of the latest technological devices during their operations such as Moving Violation Recorders.

“The Moving Violation Recorder records the average speed measured over a minimum of 500m. The event is recorded and downloaded for investigation and prosecution purposes.

“Excessive speeding significantly contributes to the high number of road fatalities in the province. It is important that drivers continue to adhere to the general speed limit on Gauteng’s major routes in order to save lives.

“The Gauteng Traffic Police will ensure that operations are intensified in all corridors in an effort to enhance road safety.

“We call upon drivers to exercise caution by adhering to the rules of the road and to drive at the prescribed speed limit in order to save the lives of passengers and other road users.”

Alberton Doctor Arrested for Speeding

Some Albertonians was really in a hurry to get to their destinations this past weekend.  A 32-year-old doctor was arrested for speeding on Saturday morning.  Officers of the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD), said that the suspect was driving at 178km/h and she was apprehended after a high-speed chase on the N12.  The speedster was uncooperative once they managed to apprehend her.

“The furious lady offender stopped her Merc in the middle of a freeway and as she alighted, she was already fuming and taking video clips of officers without consent, violating their rights.  The medical doctor, citing that she was late for work, was immediately handcuffed and marched to Alberton police station,” said Kobeli Mokheseng, the EMPD spokesperson.

In response to the question:  What if there was an emergency, rushing to save a life – Mokheseng explained:

“First of all, motor vehicles of doctors, whether private or subsidised, they must have a sticker on the front windscreen written ‘doctor’, they come in red and white colours.  That vehicle did not have a sticker.  Secondly, doctors on call will have either a red or amber portable flashing light.  When we stopped that lady, there was none of the above.  Thirdly, we all have what is known as warning lights or hazards in our vehicles, that in case of the emergency, you could apply those hazards warning other motorists that is an emergency.  None of the above happened.”

In another incident, a 25-year-old man was arrested for driving 105km/h on Swartkoppies road between Vermooten and Hennie Alberts in his Ford Ranger light delivery vehicle.  The driver claimed that he, and his female passenger, were late for shopping.  The man was taken to the Brackendowns police station and charged with reckless and negligent driving.  He is expected to appear in the Palmridge Magistrate’s Court soon.

Five drivers nabbed for excessive speeding in Alberton

According to a statement released by The City of Ekurhuleni five motorists were arrested for not keeping to the regulated speed limit in Alberton over the weekend.  They were arrested by the Anti-High Speed Enforcement Unit of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department.

According to Kobeli Mokheseng, EMPD Spokesperson, said that three motorists were arrested for speeding and reckless driving on Heidelberg Road.  One of the motorists claimed he was late for a meeting and was caught clocking 108km/h.  Officers then stopped a 28-year-old travelling at 126km/h claiming he was late for work. The third motorist is a 48-year-old, also claiming to be late for work after he was caught on camera recording 114km/h in a 70km/h zone.

The three motorists were detained at Alberton police station. The following day at Kliprivier/R556 road where the speed limit is 80km/h the speed enforcement unit arrested two speedsters for excessive speeding.

The 33-year-old claimed to be rushing home and recorded 114km/h, while a 44-year-old motorcyclist was stopped and arrested for clocking 135km/h instead of 80km/h on that stretch of road.

Both were detained at Brackendowns police station. All five face charges of reckless and negligent driving and will appear in court soon.

Nine people caught speeding

Nine, including a doctor was caught speeding in Elsburg and Bedfordview this weekend.

A 33-year old male Medical Doctor in a VW Golf GTI hatchback, who seemed to be economic with the truth, was this morning 18 October at 08:36, arrested when clocked 180km/h on the N12 freeway towards westbound near Germiston off-ramp, in Bedfordview area. The driver alleged that he was on call and mentioned three far apart private with public hospitals before he was handcuffed and took to Bedfordview police station. Between 05:00 and 10:00, five more males and female speedsters between the ages of 27 and 43, citing excuses like siblings giving birth, attending funerals, late for meetings in Pietermaritzburg, rushing home and performing informant duties, suffered the same fate on this 120km/h zone, when caught traveling at 163, 164×2, 167 and 170km/h respectively.

Meanwhile, yesterday morning, 17 October, in Elsburg area between 05:00 and 10:00, on the N17 freeway direction eastbound by Guthrie bridge, three male motorists who are 38, 39 and 42-years of age, caught doing 162, 175 and 180 on that 120km/h stretch of the expressway, was apprehended and escorted to Elsburg police station, after their reasons for excessive speeding were late to workx2 and rushing to their business places.

All the arrested, facing charges of reckless and negligent driving, will appear in the Germiston Magistrate’s Court soon.

Local News: Biker Caught Doing 226km and R3m Narcotics Seized

A 30-year-old man riding a blue Yamaha motorcycle on the N3 freeway near the Rand Airport off ramp was arrested for clocking 226km/h in a 120km/h zone. He claimed that he was test driving the motorcycle.  

The suspect was charged with reckless and negligent driving and detained at Germiston police station.

Meanwhile, during a crime prevention operation in Kempton Park, the EMPD officers patrolling West Street uncovered 10 packets of mandrax tablets, seven packs of crystal meth, four full moon rocks and a portable digital scale valued at R2,5 million.

All items were stashed in panel doors and in the boot compartment of the VW Polo vehicle.

The driver fled the scene when approached by the officers and the vehicle was impounded so that the SAPS could investigate further.

Source: Ekurhuleni

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