Sandton Precinct

2’725 Cases Of Speeding In The Sandton Precinct Recorded

The Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department’s (JMPD) High-Speed Unit detained 7 drivers for speeding on New Year’s Day and in one instance, arrested a driver traveling at 189 km/h in a 120 km/h zone.


  • The unit recorded a total of 6’312 cases of speeding on January 1 alone, 2’725 of which, in the Sandton precinct.
  • Over 600 motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol between November 28, 2022 and January 2, 2023.
  • This follows a busy festive season, with hundreds of vehicles leaving Johannesburg for various destinations across the country.
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Warnings that the JMPD would be out in full force to ensure the safety of everyone during the 2022 festive season were ignored by some, with intensified operations clamping down on unruly driving behaviour. JMPD ramped up safety measures during the holiday season including roadside checks and roadblocks, vehicle inspections and tests for driver fitness and driver behaviour.


Officers also conducted drunken driving operations throughout the City with other law enforcement agencies including the South African Police Service (SAPS) and Gauteng Traffic Police (GTP). Of the 6’312 cases of speeding recorded by the High-Speed Unit of the JMPD on January 1, 2’816 were in Johannesburg (Inner City) and 771 in Roodepoort, apart from the 2’725 recorded in the Sandton precinct.

We are appealing to motorists to adhere to all the rules of the road and to drive with caution. Avoid excessive speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol or any other intoxicating substance, reckless and negligent driving, and talking or texting on cellphones while driving.

// JMPD Spokesperson, Xolani Fihla


JMPD Spokesperson Xolani Fihla says it is however pleasing to see most residents comply with road safety rules.

It has been heart-warming to see most motorists and law enforcement officials work together to ensure the safety of motorists and pedestrians.

// JMPD Spokesperson, Xolani Fihla


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