Johannesburg Metro cop with a motorist who commited a traffic offence in the center of Johannesburg city. 061008 Pic:Boxer Ngwenya

Johannesburg - Eight people, including a man going 183km/h in a Kia sedan, were arrested for speeding on the R21 freeway in Olifantsfontein near Kempton Park on Sunday, Ekurhuleni metro police said.

“A (41-year-old) male driver in a Kia sedan was clocked at 183km/h claiming that he was late for a golf game at Serengeti Golf Course,” spokesman Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago said in a statement.

The road has a speed limit of 120km/h.

“The other ... arrested drivers registered speeds of between 174km/h and 163km/h citing reasons from not having realised, late for church or late for a plane at OR Tambo International Airport,” said Kgasago.

All eight drivers were charged with reckless or negligent driving and released on bail of between R500 and R1 000.

They were expected to appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court soon. - Sapa