Despite the rate of accidents in the country, some drivers continue to be reckless while endangering the lives of other roads.
According to a 48-year-old man in a Golf 7 TSI was arrested by Gauteng traffic police on Saturday after being clocked travelling at 203km/h in a 120km/h zone on the N4 West in the direction of Rustenburg.
The man was formally charged for reckless driving at Akasia police station with an alternative charge of exceeding the speed limit, the Gauteng department of community safety said.
“At the time of his release the bail was not determined as yet. He is expected to appear at the Pretoria North Magistrate’s Court on Monday,” said the department.
Gauteng community safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane said she was concerned about the number of reckless and negligent driving incidents that continued to be experienced on the province’s roads.
“Most fatal crashes are as a result of this unwarranted conduct by our drivers. Statistics indicate that most accidents are caused by motorists driving on excessive speed.
“This new pattern of driving at an extreme speed is uncalled for, therefore it must be condemned in the strong harshest terms.