Johannesburg - A man was arrested for driving 142km/h in Brakpan on the East Rand, Ekurhuleni metro police said on Monday.

The 27-year-old man clocked 142km/h in an 80km/h zone on the R23 between Rangeview and Airport roads in Brakpan in a Mercedes-Benz sedan on Sunday, Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago said.

“The driver claimed he was rushing to pick up his cousin.”

Ten drivers were arrested for speeding on the R23. All were charged with reckless or negligent driving and would appear in the Brakpan Magistrate's Court soon.

On Saturday a 24-year-old woman was arrested in Benoni for driving 103km/h in a 60km/h zone on Pretoria Road, between Malherbe and Miles Sharp streets, claiming she was late for work.

On the same day, on Rangeview and Airport roads in Brakpan, an 80km/h zone, eight motorists were caught speeding. The highest one was going 133km/h.

Another six drivers were arrested on Friday. All the arrested speedsters were released on R500 bail.

Sapa