Cape Traffic Authorities conducted 24 roadblocks across the province this past
weekend, concentrating on drunken driving.
motorists were stopped and 1 384 were tested for alcohol. During the roadblocks 15 drunken drivers were
Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said the highest reading recorded was in Caledon at 1.12
Africa said we also arrested one driver for being in
possession of false documentation in the Beaufort West area. Two drivers were
arrested for being in possession of Dagga one in Beaufort West and the other
one in Swellendam. We also arrested one
for reckless and negligent driving in Breckenfell. The total amount of fines we
issued R246 800.
Meanwhile also during the roadblocks traffic
authorities also tested the speed of 5 041 vehicles of which 602 drivers
were prosecuted for exceeding the speed limit.
Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said the highest
speed recorded in the Western Cape Province was 170 km/h in a 100km/h zone in
the Brackenfell area.
Africa added that
there were only five fatalities reported on the province’s roads during this
past weekend. Three drivers died in different accident one in Khayelitsha
another one died in Franshoek. On Friday, afternoon we had a head on collision
involving a heavy motor vehicle and light motor vehicle, where a driver of the
light motor vehicle died in that accident. Two pedestrian died one in Lotus
River and the other one in Ravensmead.
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