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Mechanical problems and fatigue were some of the reasons which "drove" 11 speedsters arrested for driving at double the legal limits on Ekurhuleni roads at the weekend.
Of the 11 arrests, four were caught speeding on the Old Pretoria Road in Kempton Park, and seven on the N3 freeway near the Geldenhuys interchange in Germiston.
"My car is overheating so I had to speed so that before anything happens I am home," a 40-year-old man caught driving a Mazda MX6 at 148kmh in a 70kmh zone told Ekurhuleni metro police.
A 43-year-old man in a BMW caught driving at 181kmh in a 120kmh zone in Germiston claimed he was being chased.
"But funnily enough we could not find those people," said metro police spokesman Inspector Jimmy Maboko.
Two other speedsters - one driving a Volvo and the other a BMW - were nabbed driving over the speed limit because they claimed they were "rushing home".
Another 22-year-old man was caught driving at 181kmh in a BMW. While the man had the energy to drive at that speed he claimed "he was tired and just rushing home".
"A meeting with a pregnant partner" drove a 23-year-old to drive at 189kmh in an Opel Corsa on the Old Pretoria Road. Two other men were also caught speeding on the same road, one travelling in a Mazda bakkie at 139kmh, and the other in a Volkswagen Jetta at 135kmh.
The man who was caught driving at the highest speed in the area had no reason for speeding. The 19-year-old man clocked 191kmh.
The last two men arrested for speeding were a 21-year-old who was driving at 185kmh in a Polo, and a 31-year-old man at 184kmh in a Mercedes-Benz.
Maboko said all the speedsters were granted R1000 bail each and are to appear in court on charges of reckless driving. - Sapa