Gauteng Traffic Police Nab Over 18 Drivers for Excessive Speeding

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Gauteng Traffic Police have arrested over eighteen drivers for excessive speeding on the provinces roads. 

The motorists aged between 21 and 45 were handcuffed over the weekend during the high-speed operations conducted along Gauteng major routes. 

The highest speed recorded was the 26-year-old driver of a Silver BMW who was caught excessively speeding at 207 km per hour on the N1 freeway in Midrand. 

Gauteng Traffic Police spokesperson Sello Maremane said all eighteen drivers were charged with reckless and negligent driving as well as exceeding the speed limit of 120km/h on a freeway. 

“Excessive speeding is one of the major contributing factors towards fatal crashes. This kind of behaviour will never be tolerated on our roads. The Gauteng Traffic Police High Speed Unit will be on high alert this festive season by continuously conducting patrol on Gauteng major routes to ensure that motorists adhere to the general speed limit.”

Maremane said the drivers are expected to appear in various magistrate courts in Pretoria and Johannesburg after being granted bail. 

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