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.
Labels: Seventeen people died on WC roads over the long weekend