Watch: Moloto Road reckless driver ARRESTED

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Watch: Moloto road reckless driver ARRESTED

Video footage of a driver on the Moloto road pulling stunts and hanging out of the window of his vehicle went viral on social media.

Watch: Moloto Road reckless driver ARRESTED

Photo: Screenshot/Video/twitter

The motorist who was caught on camera driving recklessly on Moloto Road in Pretoria was arrested on Wednesday afternoon, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) said.


This comes after Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula, earlier on Wednesday, said the driver who has been identified will be arrested and be held accountable for his recklessness on the road.

“I am pleased to report that the man who was recorded driving a Range Rover recklessly and protruding from a driver’s window has been identified by investigators from the Road Traffic Management Corporation [RTMC].

“His arrest is imminent and he will face the full might of the law for his unacceptable behaviour that places the lives of other road users in harm’s way,” he said


Video footage of the incident, which took place last week, was widely shared on social media.

In the video, the driver is seen pulling stunts from his Range Rover while the vehicle swerved from lane to lane.

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The latest figures on the road deaths, Mbalula, show that fatalities have risen in five provinces with exception of the Free State, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu Natal and Limpopo.

The breakdown on road deaths is as follows in these provinces:

  • Northern Cape recorded an increase of 60.0% from 20 deaths  in 2020 to 32 over the same period
  • In the Western Cape, 106 people lost their lives on the road in 2021, which is less than the 71 people in 2020 – this represents an increase of 49.3
  • In Mpumalanga, there was a rise of 26,4% from 87 in 2020 to 110 this year
  • North West saw  an increase of 10,9% from 55 in 2020 to 61 over the same period
  • Gauteng recorded an increase of 1.4% from 148 in 2020 to 150 over the same period

Despite these grim statistics, it is important to note that thousands of road users continue to respect the law and obey the rules of the road. This is a responsibility we must all take seriously in order to make a difference and ensure that our roads are safe to travel on,” Mbalula said.

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