18 May 2015
Western Cape Traffic Authorities
yet again conducted 24 roadblocks across the province this past weekend, where 1
747 drivers were stopped and checked.
1 025 drivers were tested for alcohol
of which 16 drunken drivers were arrested of which the highest reading was recorded
Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny
Africa said the total amount of fines issued were R217 800 and since Friday
afternoon we also tested the speed of 4 039 vehicles of which we
prosecuted 419 drivers for exceeding the different speed limits.
Africa said the highest speed
recorded in the province was 167km/h in a 120km/h zone on the N1 in the
Brackenfell area, on the N2 outside Swellendam 144km/h in a 100km/h zone and on
the N2 in Knysna 101km/h in an 80km/h zone.
Meanwhile also during the
roadblocks two drivers were arrested in Brackenfell and another in Beaufort
West for being in possession of dagga. One person was arrested on the N2 near
Caledon for being in possession of a stolen vehicle, and one driver was
arrested in Mossel Bay for reckless and negligent driving.
Over the weekend nine
fatalities were recorded on the province roads.
Labels: 16 drunken drivers arrested during weekend roadblocks in the WC