Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Seventeen people died on WC roads over the long weekend

Loyiso Langeni
28 April 2015

Western Cape Traffic Authorities over the long weekend conducted roadblocks across the province of which 1 758 drivers were screened.

25 drivers were arrested for drunken driving. Provincial Department of Transport and Public Works Spokesperson Byron La Hoe said the highest brief alcohol reading was recorded in Knysna which was six times over the legal limit.

49 vehicles were screened for speeding of which 49 speeding offences were recorded. The highest speed recorded was 174 km/h in a 120 km/h zone on the N1 in Mossel Bay.

Meanwhile one person was arrested for reckless and negligent driving in Brackenfell, two people were arrested in Oudtshoorn and Brackenfell for being in possession of false documentation, and one vehicle was impounded in Oudtshoorn.

17 people died on the provincial roads over the long weekend.

Provincial Department of Transport and Public Works Spokesperson Byron La Hoe said 2 085 fines were issued for various traffic violations ranging from driver to vehicle fitness, to the amount of R305 200.

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