The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) has apprehended 10 road users in recent days for driving at dangerous speeds. The highest offender was a BMW motorbike rider caught travelling at a staggering 237km/h in a 120km/h zone as reported by IOL.
This reckless behaviour has left many social media users in awe, wondering how such a high-speed chase could be possible.
JMPD spokesperson Xolani Fihla says catching speedsters on the freeway is no easy feat. It involves a complex operation with police officers stationed at different points communicating via radio.
A camera operator stationed several kilometres away from other officers picks up the speeding motorist, and the officers ahead then block off the road to apprehend the driver.
Speeding is one of the major causes of severe and fatal accidents in and around Joburg. The JMPD has been conducting speed operations within the city to reduce these incidents. The 10 motorists caught in the Diepsloot policing precinct over the weekend were detained at Diepsloot SAPS.
Fihla reminds all road users to obey the rules of the road to avoid fines, arrest, or severe injury. Speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol, and reckless driving are not worth the risk. So let’s all do our part to make the roads safer.
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