FS traffic officers arrest two for speeding

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The Free State Provincial Traffic officers have this weekend (yesterday) arrested two people who were speeding at over 200 kilometres per hour on a 120 kilometre per hour zone on the N3 route.

The Provincial spokesperson, Kabelo Moloabi, says a 31-year-old Chinese man was arrested between Villiers and Warden yesterday for driving a Silver M/ Benz C200 at a speed of 216 kilometres per hour, while on the same route near Villiers an Indian man was also arrested for driving a M/Benz at 217 kilometres per hour. Moloabi urges motorists to adhere to the speed limit set by the National Road Traffic Act.

“Everybody is aware that if we are not compliant to the speed limits, there is either going to be a problem with regard to accidens. We know that from this past festive season when we had very high number of fatalities on our roads. So, let us please save lives.”

Moloabi says  the 31-year-old Chinese man was release on bail of R2000 and will be appearing in the Warden Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday 28 February 2017, while the 33-year-old Indian man was also released on bail of R10 000 and is soon expected to appear in the Villiers Magistrate’s Court.

Katleho Morapela / Courant News