30 June 2014
Cape Provincial traffic law enforcements over this weekend conducted 22
roadblocks across the province whereby 2 168 drivers were stopped and
drivers were arrested for drunk driving and 932 drivers were screened for being
Cape MEC of Transport and Public Works Donald Grant said the province is
committed to ensuring safety on the roads.
Spokesperson Siphesihle Dube said one of our highest alcohol
readings was found in Knysna at 1.71miligrams per 1000 milliliters which is
seven times over the legal prescribe unit.
Grant has maintained that we remain committed as part of our winter operational
that we’ll be intensely conducting throughout the Western Cape.
during the roadblocks over the weekend 257 fines were issued for various
traffic violations ranging from driver to vehicle fitness.
people died on the provinces roads this past weekend. MEC Grant said road users must support the
province’s efforts by behaving responsibly and respect other road users.
Spokesperson Siphesihle Dube said over this past weekend we had
a total of 19 reported fatalities ranging from driver fatalities as well as
being predominantly being some pedestrian deaths along our roads.
Labels: 26 drivers arrested for drunk driving in Western Cape