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A man clocked 203km/h speeding on the N4. Image: Pixabay.

Motorist who clocked 203km/h on the N4 arrested

Gauteng Traffic Police say excessive speeding remains a pressing issue after a motorist was arrested for driving at 203km/h on the N4.

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A man clocked 203km/h speeding on the N4. Image: Pixabay.

A 53-year-old motorist was arrested by the Gauteng Traffic Police for driving at 203km/h along the N4 freeway.

The motorist who was arrested on Sunday, 2 July 2023 appeared at the Bronkhorstspruit Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 3 July. 


Gauteng Traffic Police spokesperson Sello Maremane said the motorist drove over the prescribed speed limit of 120km/h in a GWM P series and was arrested at the Bronkhorstspruit Police Station and faces charges of excessive speeding.

Maremane said excessive speeding remains one of the most problematic road safety issues in the province. 

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“Speeding puts the safety of everyone on the road at risk. Therefore motorists must drive responsibly and obey the rules of the road,” he said. 

Maremane said law enforcement officers will continue to ensure safety on the road through roadblocks and checking vehicles for roadworthiness. 

“These operations also ensure that motorists do not drive under the influence of alcohol,” he added.

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In October 2021, a BMW driver who was traveling at a speed of 216km/h in his M4 coupe. The arrested speedster was traveling on the N1 between Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Mpumalanga.

Considering the BMW M4 has a maximum speed of 290km/h, the 41-year-old was seemingly not far from clocking the top speed limit of the sports car.

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Police said the driver was the worst offender among a number of many more arrested motorists on the day on the N1 that stretches from Johannesburg and Pretoria to cross past Gauteng into Mpumalanga.

“It is unfortunate that when we continue with our efforts to save the lives of road users, there are drivers who are hell-bent on violating road traffic rules and regulations.

“All drivers found disobeying the rules of our roads and continuing to conduct themselves with impunity will be severely punished,” Maremane said.