Cape speedsters face arrest

WC traffic authorities will arrest motorists driving 30km/h or more above the speed limit.

Western Cape Director of Public Prosecutions Rodney de Kock. Picture: Chantall Presence/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape traffic authorities will arrest motorists caught driving 30km/h or more above the speed limit.

Western Cape Director of Public Prosecutions Rodney de Kock told prosecutors to take a "no nonsense" approach when dealing with motorists who are caught speeding excessively.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in the province said the carnage on the roads has forced them to act tough when it comes to speeding motorists.

Those who drive 90km/h in a 60 zone will go straight to court.

If you are doing 40 km/h more than the 120 km/h speed limit, the same law will apply.

De Kock said, "No admission of guilt must be fixed in such a case, so in other words you won't be able to pay a fine. You must appear in court and the risk there is that your driver's licence will be suspended."

De Kock added those who kill people while driving irresponsibly will continue to be charged with murder.