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McLaren driver caught speeding at 232 km/h in Gauteng

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A 42-year-old McLaren driver was arrested for clocking 232km/h on a Gauteng highway.

The driver of the white McLaren was doing almost double the maximum allowed speed of 120km/h, according to the provincial traffic department’s high-speed unit.

Three other speedstars 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.

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The four drivers, all males, 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.

Motorists were also urged to avoid last minute trips which may force them to overspeed in a bid to beat the 21h00 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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