Over 25 speedsters arrested

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A motorist was arrested on Friday on the R553 Golden Highway for driving under the influence of alcohol with the reading recorded at 1,02 mg/l. The drunk driver was involved in an accident that caused serious injuries to other road users who are currently receiving medical treatment at Bara Hospital. The driver is currently detained at Eldorado police station.

Gauteng Traffic Police Spokesperson. Sello Maremane said excessive speeding is one of the contributing factors to road crashes leading to fatalities. “Driver behaviour and attitude on our roads is a major concern to law enforcement authorities which therefore calls for the strengthening of road safety education.”

Meanwhile, Gauteng Traffic Police arrested over twenty-five speedsters over a period of two weeks. The speedsters were arrested on the spot and taken to various police stations where they were formally charged with reckless and negligent driving as well as an alternative charge of exceeding the general speed limit.

“Most of them have appeared at various magistrate courts around Bronkhorspruit and Tshwane while those arrested during the weekend are expected to appear this coming week.” 

Maremane added that Gauteng Traffic Police High-Speed Unit will intensify the patrol of freeways, streets and public places in clearly marked vehicles as an available means for the prevention of road traffic violations.

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