Monday, February 16, 2015

15 drunken drivers arrested during roadblocks in the WC

Loyiso Lageni
16 February 2015

Western Cape Traffic Authorities conducted 24 roadblocks across the province this past weekend, concentrating on drunken driving. 

2 393 motorists were stopped and 1 384 were tested for alcohol.  During the roadblocks 15 drunken drivers were arrested. 

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said the highest reading recorded was in Caledon at 1.12 mg/1000 ml.

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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