Western Cape Authorities conducted 24
roadblocks across the province this weekend of which 3,082 vehicles were
stopped and checked. 1,752 drivers were tested for alcohol and 33 drunken
drivers were arrested during the roadblocks.
Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa
said the highest reading recorder was reading at 1.19mg that was in the Vredenberg
area. Total amount of fines issued was R278 600, and we also tested the
speed of 8 746 vehicles of which we prosecuted 722 drivers for exceeding the
Africa said the highest
speed recorded in the Western Cape Province since Friday was
174 in a 120km per hour zone on the N1 in Brackenfell 135 in a 100 on the N2
near Swellendem, 99 in a 80km zone on the N2 near Knysna and 78 and 60 in Vredendal.
Meanwhile also during the roadblocks one
person was arrested in Beaufort West for being in possession of dagga, one in Caledon for illegal
possession of cigarettes and another for being in possession of drugs.
In Swellendam one person was arrested for
hindering a traffic officer from doing his duties and two drunken pedestrians
were arrested in Vredendal. In Worcester one person was
arrested for grape selling and another person for negligent driving.
Africa said three
pedestrians lost their lives in accidents over the weekend. One in Parow and
one in Kraaifontein and another one in Hermanus and one passenger died in a motor
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