Western Cape Authorities over the weekend
conducted 24 roadblocks whereby 2 704 vehicles and 808 drivers were tested for
alcohol. Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny
Africa said 25 drunk drivers were arrested during the roadblocks and the
highest speed reading was recorded in Worcester.
Africa added that they
also tested a speed of 11372 vehicles and prosecuted a total of 1358 drivers
for exceeding the speed limit. The total amount in fines that were issued was a
R151150. During the roadblocks one
person was arrested in Somerset West for being in possession of dagga.
“Two other drivers were arrested for
negligence and reckless driving and three other men were arrested for being in
possession of abalone worth a street value of R2.6 million. Three fatalities were reported over the
weekend in the province.” Africa said.
He concluded by saying that they arrested
one driver for overloading a goods vehicle. The fatalities recorded involved
pedestrians being knocked over in two separate incidents and a head on
collision on the N1 between Laingsburg and Leeu-Gamka.
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