Watch: Man critical after BMW smashes into lane divider in Cape Town

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krycor

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As mentioned in earlier post the City cannot prosecute using footage from private citizens :cautious:

Cape Town - From speeding trucks to dicing MyCiTi buses, reckless drivers in city council vehicles have been caught red-handed on dash cam footage.

However, the City has confirmed to Weekend Argus that it cannot prosecute the drivers despite evidence given by a concerned citizen with the Twitter account @ItsYourDriver.

In the recent preliminary Festive Season Road Safety report, Transport Minister Blade Nzimande said road fatalities had increased by 5.6% from the previous year.

KwaZulu-Natal recorded the most deaths at 328, followed by the Eastern Cape at 238, Gauteng 219, Limpopo 178, Mpumalanga 162, the Free State 159, the Western Cape 149, the North West 125 and the Northern Cape 54.

@ItsYourDriver said it was for this reason that he wanted the city to re-examine its policies.

However, JP Smith, mayoral committee member for safety and security, is: “It is not possible for traffic officers to pursue motorists for speeding and other offences based on third-party footage.

“The Cape Town Traffic Services must adhere to strict prosecuting guidelines when conducting traffic violations enforcement by means of cameras or video cameras.

“This includes fixed cameras, mobile cameras, and video cameras.”

In guidelines section 1.7, published in December 2012, it is stated that the city has to apply to the Director of Public Prosecutions for authority to conduct traffic law enforcement by means of camera.

@ItsYourDriver shared three incidents where dash cam footage had captured a gas truck speeding, city trucks racing and two buses racing.

“I’m still very disappointed with the city following completely outdated procedures and processes. This country has the worst road carnage in the world and I’m sure you know what they say about drastic times needing drastic measures.

“My objective is not to get anyone fired or prosecuted. My objective is that a company owner or head of logistics or, in this case, someone at the City of Cape Town, gets reprimanded and subsequently calls all its drivers in for an emergency meeting.

“Then shows all the drivers the footage provided and warns drivers that they are being watched because South Africa is full of dash cams.

“In other words, if one of their drivers gets caught misbehaving on video they are in the street, no excuses.”

Smith said illegal driving behaviour could be reported to the police and a docket opened.

“In this instance, you will be required to lead evidence in a court of law and may produce your video footage to support your evidence,” Smith said.

“You may also send your video footage to the Cape Town Traffic Services, with road name, place and time, and it will be attended to as a complaint. It will then be attended to by our officers.”

Mayoral committee member for transport Felicity Purchase said commuters and residents were encouraged to report incidents of reckless driving by MyCiTi bus drivers to the Transport Information Centre on 0800 65 64 63.

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Yip.. hence all my video footage of morons on the roads go towards "reckless endangerment" which incase you missed it is a criminal charge via SAPS i.e. you will never leave SA in your fancy car..
 

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At the end of the day no matter how bad it is if people want to race they will race, if they want to fornicate, they will, if they want to do heroin underneath a bridge atop a french lady with a umbrella in her ass, they will.

nothing you can do about it really.
 

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can also recommend Chapman Peak for a quick race.
it would be awesome to race there, with the road closed off to other traffic etc of course

none of these "racers" will be keen though, Chapman's isn't a 3-lane freeway that is dead straight for kilometres on end, hence it isn't something where they can show off their launch-control-automatic-shifting-just-brain-dead-flooring-the-pedal "skills"
 

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At 200km/hr+ you would have to time throwing that brick to near perfection with any hope of hitting the car let alone alone the windscreen :laugh:

Beside, it would be illegal and extremely rude (for lack of a more empathizing term) to do something like that. Karma's somewhat of a bitch
Yes chances are very slim, lets hope karma comes around very quickly for them then
 

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At the end of the day no matter how bad it is if people want to race they will race, if they want to fornicate, they will, if they want to do heroin underneath a bridge atop a french lady with a umbrella in her ass, they will.

nothing you can do about it really.
Firstly, equating deliberately hurtling a 1600kg object at way over 200km/hr down a road where others are trundling (a dangerous thing nevermind it being illegal and nevermind the claims of a driver's skill) with sex (seldomly dangerous, definitely not illegal) and some apparently absurd activity (ok, selfharm) is... absurd.

Secondly, that illegal and dangerous things will happen despite it being illegal and dangerous is a banal point and does not change the fact that street racing is dangerous and illegal. Rape and murder happen despite it being illegal and injurious. Should we just shrug our shoulders and say: Pfft, rape and murder will happen, there's nothing we (society) can do about it?
 

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Had many straight line races in a manual vs dsg and it did not help them win.
Um.

Are you just messing with us?
In the same car, your manual is quicker than the equivalent DSG?
Or are you saying your manual 200kw vs an auto 100kw?

Not even the manufactures can do that themselves in the same car :/
 

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At the end of the day no matter how bad it is if people want to race they will race

nothing you can do about it really.
Smells like we have an illegal street racer here.

Wouldn't you want something done about the moronic illegal street racing hoolums like Tawfeeq, just to make life safer on the streets for your loved ones, and all other innocent road users?
 

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Turns out I know the guy driving the first car.
Can we assume that you were a good citizen and that you reported this person to the police or the Metro cops so that he and the biker can both be prosecuted along with the dumbass brother Tawfeeq?
Still waiting to know if you did the right thing, unless of course you are also one of these wannabees Ayrton Sennas?
 
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So a new video has emerged, from inside the car.
Turns out there was a passenger.
Remember one of the reports saying there wasn't.
 

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Received it via a whatsapp group. I'm at work, but I am sure it will do it's rounds fairly quickly and find its way here soon enough.
 

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Had a race against a a45 amg ( at odi) The driver press launch control keep foot on brake and floor the accelerator. If the light goes he lets go of the brake pedal. then all he needs to do is hold the wheel straight. the car launches, controls wheel spin changes gears at optimum rpm. His wife got in and run a identical time to his.

If you put a 10 year old in the dsg car he would run the same time. its like playing a racing game and just hitting x on the playstation. DSG suddenly made everyone a racer lol.

In a manual you have control the rpm and clutch control to launch with no bog or wheel spin. you change gears not the computer. its all driver input.

On a track normal everyday cars with dsg show how manual still out perform them. overheating dsg system, car changing gears at incorrect time preventing proper entry and exit speed on corners.

not a fan of the auto
I guess you've never driven DSG in manual mode?

You then have control of the RPM, entry and exit speeds with the benefit of quicker gear changes.

Most of the new manual performance cars have launch control too.
 
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