McLaren speedster arrested for reckless driving at 232km/h

McLaren speedster arrested for reckless driving

The driver of a white McLaren was arrested for allegedly driving at a speed of 232km/h in Gauteng over the weekend.

The 42-year-old driver reportedly clocked this high speed in a 120km/h zone, according to the provincial traffic department’s high-speed unit.

Three other speed demons were arrested on the same day, including a 46-year-old driving at a speed of 171 km/h, a 29-year-old who was driving at 170 km/h, and a 28-year-old caught doing 164 km/h in a 100 km/h zone.

The four drivers now face charges of reckless driving and exceeding the speed limit.

“The Gauteng Traffic Police urge motorists to save lives by adhering to the rules of the road and exercising extreme caution on roads,” the Gauteng Department of Community Safety said via Facebook.

They also noted a trend whereby road users delay their trips opting to drive late during the day and trying to catch up with 21:00 pm curfew.

“The Gauteng Traffic Police have observed that the high proportion of fatal crashes including pedestrian crashes occur during the night time, despite traffic volumes being lower during the time. We would like to warn these road users that the Gauteng Traffic Police will be on high alert and anyone driving after the 21:00 curfew will be arrested on the spot,” said Gauteng Traffic Police Spokesperson Sello Maremane.

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