The Gauteng Traffic Police arrested two male drivers aged 58 and 45 for violation of road traffic rules and regulations following an operation conducted along the N12 freeway in the Western corridor on 05 July 2022. The drivers were found driving a black Ford Ranger and a blue GWM P series respectively and were immediately detained at Bekkersdal police station.
The drivers were found excessively speeding at an average of 130 -134 kilometers per hour on a prescribed speed limit of 80 kilometers per hour. Both drivers appeared at Bekkersdal Magistrates Court on Wednesday,06 July 2022 facing charges relating to reckless and negligent driving with an alternative charge of exceeding the prescribed speed limit.
Gauteng Traffic Police Spokesperson Sello Maremane says many road fatalities that the province continues to record is due to unroadworthy vehicles, unsafe overtaking, over speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol and general disregard of the rules of the road.
He says Gauteng Traffic Police will lead a series of road safety activations and operations across the province in order to save lives.