WC traffic officers kept busy with traffic over the past weekend
02 July 2012
The past weekend has been very busy for traffic officers in the Western Cape.
The Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said they conducted 24 road blocks throughout the province over the weekend.
Twelve took place on Friday evening and another twelve on Saturday evening.
Africa said a total of 2575 vehicles were stopped of which 1223 were drivers for alcohol.
He added that 25 drunken drivers were arrested and the highest reading was 1.27mg/litre in the Mossel Bay area.
Traffic officers also dealt with other arrests which included the arrest of two people for being in possession of dagga, one driver was arrested for reckless and negligent driving, one drunk pedestrian attested and one driver was arrested for being in possession of false documents.
Africa said 260 fines were issued to the value of R151 900.
He added that the highest speed readings recorded was 154km/h in a 120km/h zone on the N1, 140km/h in a 100km/h zone on the N2 at Swellendam, 120km/h in a 100km/h zone in Knysna and 124km/h in a 60km/h zone also in Knysna.
Four road deaths were also recorded for the past weekend.