Monday, April 20, 2015

24 roadblocks conducted over the weekend

Mbasa Gqokoma
20 April 2015
Western Cape 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.
One-thousand and 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 West Region.
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 limits.
 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.
Meanwhile also 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. 
Provincial Traffic 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.



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