Monday, March 23, 2015

Ten people killed on Western Cape roads over the past weekend

Loyiso Langeni
23 March 2015

Western Cape Authorities conducted 24 roadblocks across the province whereby 2 339 vehicles were stopped and checked.

1 760drivers were tested for alcohol and twenty-six motorists were arrested for drunken driving.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said the highest reading recorded was 1.27 mg/1000 ml in Mossel Bay region.

“The total amount of money fines that we issued was R246 500 and we also tested a speed of 2 696 vehicle for which we prosecuted 542 drivers for exceeding the speed limit.” Africa added.

Meanwhile during the roadblocks, two people were arrested in Swellendam and another one in Vredendal for being in possession of dagga.

A driver was also arrested in Vredendal for being in possession of Tik. Ten fatalities were recorded on the province roads over the past weekend.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said a driver died in a motor vehicle in Goodwood. A contractor worker on the N7 in Citrusdal was struck by truck and died on this accident. An accident on Saturday morning on the N2 Raapenberg road in Cape Town left two people dead and in the evening between Worcester and Rosenville a head on collision between two vehicles left three people beyond recognition .

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