Monday, March 30, 2015

14 fatalities recorded in the Western Cape over the weekend

Oscar Thomas
30 March 2015

Western Cape Traffic Authorities over the past weekend conducted 24 roadblocks across the province of which 3090 vehicles were stopped and checked. 

1 740 drivers were screened for driving under the influence of alcohol and 25 people were arrested for the offence.

Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said a total of R343 000 fines were issued during the roadblocks. 

Africa said the highest speed recorded in the Western Cape was 159 in 120 zone and that was on the N1 near Brackenfell.
“On the N1 just outside Beaufort West it was 113 in a 100 zone and in Knysna on the N2 a 120 in an 80 zone” Africa added.

Meanwhile 14 fatalities were recorded on the province roads over the weekend. Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa says the number of people dying on the province's roads remain a concern.

Two drivers died in a motor vehicle accident in the Gordons Bay area. In observatory, one pedestrian died in an accident.

Another pedestrian got killed in Sea Point and another one in Goudini.

Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said there was also one accident in the Saldana area where one driver lost his life in a motor vehicle accident.

Africa said a cyclist got killed in a motor vehicle accident in Oudtshoorn.

Africa said in Vredenburg 1 passenger died in an accident and earlier yesterday morning shortly after 3am in Hindle road Delft there was a head on collision between a Corsa vehicle and a Golf motor vehicle

“In this accident six people lost their lives, 2 in the Corsa and 4 occupants in the Golf vehicle died in this accident which brings the total fatalities to stand on 14” Africa added.



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