Monday, March 09, 2015

Weekend roadblocks in the WC results in 45 arrests

Jaimie-faith Poonah
09 March 2015

Western Cape Traffic Authorities over the past weekend conducted 24 roadblocks across the province whereby 2 421 vehicles were stopped and checked. 

1 690 were tested for alcohol whereby 45 were arrested for drunken driving.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said the total amount of fines that were issued was R29 9300. Speed was also tested of 6 345 vehicles of which 671 drivers were prosecuted for exceeding different speed limits.

Africa said the highest speed recorded in the Western Cape Province since Friday was 162mph in a 120 zone in Brackenfell, 129mph in a 100 zone on the N2 near Caledon and on the N2 just outside Somerset West 121mph in an 80 zone.

Meanwhile also during the roadblocks two people were arrested in Beaufort West and Vredenberg for being in possession of drugs.

One driver was arrested in Mossel Bay for excessive high speed and another driver was arrested in Somerset West for reckless and negligent driving.

Also 22 people died on the provincial roads during this past weekend.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said one person died in a motor vehicle accident, a driver in Goodwood, a motor cyclist died in an accident in Athlone, two passengers died in an accident in Parow, in Delft one pedestrian was knocked over, in Maitland another pedestrian died and then in Manenberg one passenger died in a motor vehicle accident.

Africa said then in Milnerton another motor cyclist also died in a motor vehicle accident, then in De Doorns one pedestrian was knocked over and died in that accident and in Paarl one driver, Caledon one pedestrian in Vlottenberg one driver and also in Franshoek on Saturday afternoon a bus accident where 3 passengers died.

“Last night in Franshoek yet another accident where a bakkie overturned and the driver and one of the passengers died, yesterday in Porterville one driver lost his life in a motor vehicle accident, Brackenfell one pedestrian, Harare also one pedestrian and Mfuleni one driver also died in a motor vehicle accident” Africa added. 



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