- A 16-year old teenage boy is in deep trouble after taking his parent’s car for a joyride without their permission
- The hooligan teenaged joyrider was spotted by Gauteng Traffic Police on Tuesday. The teen is alleged to have driven at an average speed of 168km/h on the R55
- He was caught and arrested after crashing into a concrete barrier
A 16-year old teenage boy is in deep trouble this morning. The teen took his parents white VW Golf GTI for a dangerous joyride allegedly without their permission on Tuesday afternoon. The boy now faces charges of reckless driving (and the wrath of his parents).
The teenage hooligan decided to test the limits of the car on the dangerous R55 road near Centurion, Gauteng. He was spotted by traffic officials who allege he was driving at an average speed of 168km/h on the stretch of road which is described by authorities as dangerous.
Traffic officials caught and arrested the teenage joyrider after he lost control of the car and crashed into a concrete barrier. As can be seen in the pictures posted by the Gauteng Traffic Department the crash took place at a much much lower speed.
Briefly.co.za gathered that traffic officials escorted the teen to the Erasmia police station where a case of reckless driving was opened.
TimesLive.co.za reported that Gauteng Traffic Department officials were unimpressed with the hooligan teenager and noted in their tweet that he could have killed an innocent bystander or worker in the area.
A quick look at Google maps reveals that Zwartkops Raceway is located in close proximity to where the teenager decided to try his racing skills and ultimately found out that driving a real car is not the same as driving on a PlayStation.
Perhaps the youngster should rather have asked his parents if he could go to Zwartkops Raceway to take part in legal and supervised racing which is much safer for himself and the public at large.
Traffic officials did not mention any injuries to the boy.
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