16 December 2013
Traffic Authorities over the weekend held 24 roadblocks throughout the
In these roadblocks
4 069 vehicles were stopped and 1 336 drivers were tested for alcohol
and 29 drunk drivers were arrested.
Chief Kenny Africa said one person was arrested for being in possession of
false documents in the Brackenfell area, one driver was arrested for being in
possession of abalone in the Swellendam area, three taxi’s were impounded in
the Oudtshoorn area, one illegal immigrant was arrested in Mossel Bay and I
person was arrested for being in possession of tik in Vredendal.
these 24 roadblocks 25 966 vehicles were tested for speed and 1 904
drivers were prosecuted for exceeding the speed limit with the highest reading
recording on the N1 between Paarl and Brackenfell.
recorded 16 deaths on the road over this past weekend.
Chief Kenny Africa said on Friday morning in two separate accidents ten people
died in the first accident it occurred 12km before Laingsburg and the other
accident 44km on the Beaufort West side of Laingsburg. In both these accidents all ten people were
burnt beyond recognition.
Africa said on Saturday evening there was an accident in the Beaufort West
region where a driver of a bakkie lost control and hit a wild animal and four
of the occupants in that vehicle died.
In another accident also on Saturday a motorbike driver collided with a
concrete wall of a bridge in Plattekloof road and he died immediately.
“Early on Sunday
morning on the N1 a pedestrian was knocked and died on the scene, bringing the
total fatalities on the province’s road over the weekend to 16” Africa added.
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