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Two crane drivers arrested for reckless driving in Cape Town

Two cranes were overloaded and being driven recklessly.

Two cranes were overloaded and being driven recklessly.

Two crane drivers were arrested for overloading and reckless driving on their way to Muizenberg on Tuesday. 

The City of Cape Town said the Highway Patrol Unit spotted and stopped the cranes at the corner of Spine and Strandfontein Roads on Tuesday morning.

Both vehicles had counterweights attached.

 Counterweights prevent a crane from toppling over when it is hoisting something.

When the cranes were taken to the weighbridge on the N2, it was found to be overloaded by 17 tons each.

And, to make matters worse, the drivers could not produce permits for the cranes. 

The cranes will stay at the weighbridge until valid permits are produced.

The City said that, although duty vehicles were commonplace, they had to operate within the law. 

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