Fastest speeds drivers caught doing in South Africa

In 2007 on the N2 near Port Shepstone, traffic officers clocked a motorcyclist doing 295km/h – the highest recorded speed at the time.

The man was fined R100,000 after police caught up to him after he stopped his Suzuki GSX-R1100 for a cigarette break.

While a formidable speed, it falls short of a speeding incident which reportedly took place in Texas in 2003.

The motorist was caught doing 389km/h in a Koenigseggs CCR – while driving in a 120km/h zone.

The driver was arrested and his car was towed.

Speedsters in South Africa

We asked several metropolitan law enforcement agencies what the fastest speeds they had caught local motorists travelling were, and the City of Cape Town and the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department replied.

The JMPD said they once clocked:

  • A BMW M4 going 234km/h on the N1

The City of Cape Town provided details on its top three incidents:

  • A driver in an Audi going 227km/h
  • A driver in a Mercedes going 222km/h
  • A biker on a Kawasaki going 221km/h

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