A 36-year-old has appeared in the Midrand Magistrate Court for allegedly driving his vehicle at a speed of 200km/h on the R21 near Olifantsfontein, says the Gauteng Department of Community Safety.
The Gauteng Traffic Police’s High Speed Unit arrested the man on Monday morning during a special high speed operation.
He has been charged with reckless and negligent driving as well as exceeding the prescribed speed limit of 120km/h on a freeway.
The man was caught speeding in his Brown Volvo XC60 and has been released on bail of R1 500.
“The law enforcement agencies will be on high alert to deal decisively with road traffic laws violations. Road safety is everyone’s responsibility and motorists are urged to comply with the rules of the road to save lives,” the department said.
This past long weekend, the Gauteng province recorded 26 road fatalities. Excessive speeding was among some of the factors which contributed to these deaths. – SAnews.gov.za