16 March 2015
The Western Cape Traffic
Authorities conducted 24 road blocks across the province, whereby 2 548
vehicles were stopped and checked.
1 127 motorists were
tested for alcohol and as a result nineteen people were arrested for drunken
Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny
Africa said the highest reading recorded was 1.34 mg /1000 ml in Breckenfell
Africa added that the total
amount of fines that we issued was R330 650 and we also tested a speed of
549 vehicles which we prosecuted 29 drivers for exceeding the speed limit.
“The highest speed recorded in
the Western Cape Province was 145 km/h in a 120 km/h on the N1 outside Beaufort
West. Between Worcester and Paarl on the N1 we recorded 96km/h in an 80km/h and
in Knysna 112 km/h in a 70 km/h.” Africa said.
Meanwhile also during the roadblocks
one person was arrested in the Beaufort West area for assault.
Two other people were also arrested
for hindering a traffic officer from carrying out his duties. Over the weekend
ten fatalities were reported on the province roads.
Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said in
Bellville one motorcyclist died in a motor vehicle accident, another
motorcyclist died in Goodwood and another one in Observatory.
"In Du noon we had one pedestrian
lost his life. We also had one pedestrian who died in Harare, In Delft also a
pedestrian died in an accident. We had one driver who got killed in a motor
vehicle accident in Reebeck West, on Friday evening a 9 year old child was struck
by a motor vehicle on the N1 De Doorns." Africa added.
Labels: Nineteen drivers arrested for drunken driving