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2015-01-26 08:12

EXCUSES, EXCUSES… Traffic cops arrested 15 for traffic violations on Jan 25 2015. One driver caught doing 185km/h said he was late for breakfast… Image: Sapa

EKURHULENI, Gauteng - A 20-year-old motorcyclist arrested for doing 195km/h on the N12 south of Johannesburg on Sunday (Jan 25 2015) made no bones about it.

Ekurhuleni metro police said the rider told traffic cops he was speeding "for no reason at all".

Despite his total honesty, the report said he was charged at Alberton police station with reckless and negligent driving.


The honest rider was among 15 people arrested on Sunday (Jan 25).

Unlike the motorcyclist who offered no excuse, a 36-year-old man said he was late for breakfast when he was caught doing 185km/h on the same stretch between the R59 and Comaro Road.

A 27-year old was caught doing 175km/h in his Toyota Corolla while on his way to Bloemfontein.

Each of the three was released on R1000 bail against appearing in Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court soon.

On a different stretch of road - the R23 Rangeview- Athlone road - 12 people were caught at high speeds in an 80km/h zone: travelling at 121 to 143km/h. They were arrested and charged at Brakpan police station then also released on R1000 bail.

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