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Over 70 motorists arrested for reckless, negligent driving across Gauteng

The speedsters were caught during operations conducted along major routes since the beginning of this month.

Picture: Pixabay.com

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng traffic police have arrested over 70 motorists for reckless and negligent driving across the province.

The speedsters were caught during operations conducted along major routes since the beginning of this month.

A 35-year-old driver was handcuffed on the R21 in Irene after being found excessively speeding at 204km/h in a 120km/h zone.

While another motorist was arrested on Thursday after he clocked more than 215km/h on the N1 North which is also a 120 km/h zone.

Gauteng police’s Obed Sibabsa said majority of the suspects were found to be under the influence of alcohol.

“Reasons given for speeding; robbery at home or business, my wife is about to deliver a baby, rushing to a very important business meeting. These are lousy excuses, fairy tales. They were charged with reckless driving and exceeding the prescribed speed limit.”

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