Nine drivers are arrested for speeding near Diepsloot

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    Two of the vehicles were recorded travelling more than 200km/h while three were travelling more than 170km/h.

    The High-Speed Unit of the Metro police arrested nine motorists who were travelling in excess of 161km/h in a 120km/h zone on the N14 near Diepsloot in January.

    Two of the vehicles were recorded travelling more than 200km/h while three were travelling more than 170km/h.

    “One [youngster], who was 18 years old, on a Suzuki motorcycle was doing 192km/h,” said Wayne Minnaar, spokesperson for the Metro police.

    “He was charged on an Aarto document and released into his parents’ care, and will have to appear in the Randburg Magistrates’ Court soon with other drivers who were detained at Diepsloot Police Station.”

    These arrests were made mere days before the release of the statistics for road fatalities over the festive season by the Minister of Transport Blade Nzimande. The statistics revealed that there were 1 286 accidents which resulted in 1 612 fatalities.

    Gauteng recorded the second highest number of accidents nationwide and the third highest number of fatalities nationwide although Nzimande added that this was a commendable 19 per cent decrease from last year.

    Nzimande also said that the majority of the factors behind major crashes included human behaviour and vehicle malfunction.