Monday, March 16, 2015

Nineteen drivers arrested for drunken driving

Loyiso Langeni
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 driving.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said the highest reading recorded was 1.34 mg /1000 ml in Breckenfell region.

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.   



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