20 April 2015
Traffic Authorities conducted twenty-four roadblocks across the province this
past weekend whereby one-thousand-seven-hundred and eighty-six vehicles were
stopped and checked.
eighty-three drivers were tested for alcohol which resulted in fifteen drunken
drivers being arrested.
Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa says the
highest reading was reading of 1.16mg per 1000ml and that was in the Somerset
The total amount
of fines issues was R222 000 rand and we also tested the speed of 2091
vehicles of which we prosecuted 206 drivers for exceeding the different speed
The highest speed
recorded in the Western Cape Province since Friday was 162 on the 120km zone on
the N1 between Paarl and Brackenfell. A 140 in the 100km zone on the N2 near
Swellendam and a 123 in a 80km zone in Somerset West.
during the roadblocks two drivers were arrested in Somerset West and on the N2
near Caledon for reckless and negligent driving. Two fatalities were reported
in the province roads over the weekend.
Chief Kenny Africa says one pedestrian died in a motor vehicle accident in
Phillipi East and then also in the R44 near Somerset West one passenger did in
a motor vehicle accident which brings the total fatalities to stand on 2 for
the weekend, Africa added.
Labels: 24 roadblocks conducted over the weekend