Driver's loadshedding claim fails to get him off the hook for speeding

03 December 2018 - 10:46 By Iavan Pijoos
Motorists were charged for reckless and negligent driving at the weekend after they were caught driving faster than 160km/h.
Motorists were charged for reckless and negligent driving at the weekend after they were caught driving faster than 160km/h.
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A 29-year-old man was arrested for driving at 173km/h on a stretch of the N3 freeway southbound between the Geldenhuys interchange, between Pretoria and Johannesburg, and Rand Airport turn-off in Johannesburg.

Ekurhuleni metro police spokesperson Wilfred Kgasago said the man was caught at 5.44am on Sunday. He was driving a maroon Mazda 3.

At about 5.50am a 31-year-old man was arrested having clocked 169km/h on the same road. Kgasago said the man, who was travelling with a woman and three children, said he was on his way to Durban.

Two more drivers were nabbed for speeding. A 28-year-old woman was caught doing 164km/h in a white Hyundai i20 and a 47-year-old man doing 162km/h in a grey Toyota Fortuner SUV.

The man said that he was an Eskom employee who dealt with loadshedding issues.

All four drivers were charged  with reckless and negligent driving. They are expected to appear in the Germiston magistrate’s court.


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