11 May 2015
The Western Cape Traffic Authorities this past weekend
conducted 24 roadblocks across the province of which 2 596 vehicles were
stopped and checked.
1 596 drivers were screened for suspicion of being
under the influence of alcohol.
This resulted in 18 drivers being arrested for drunken
Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said the highest
reading was the reading of 1.22 milligrams per thousand millilitres and that
was in Somerset West on the N2.
The total amount of fines that were issued was 298 150 rand
and since Friday afternoon we also tested the speed of over 4 000 vehicles of
which we prosecuted 600 drivers for exceeding the different speed limits.
The highest speed recorded in the Western Cape Province
since Friday was 170 kilometres per hour in a 120 zone on the N1 near Brackenfell
and then on the N2 near Swellendam 123 kilometres in a 100 zone, in Vrenburg in
the West Coast 137 kilometres in a 80 zone and then on the N2 near Somerset
West 110 kilometres in a 70 zone.
Meanwhile also during the roadblocks over the past weekend
one person in Brackenfell was arrested for producing false documentation.
One driver from Beaufort West died on the province roads
over the weekend.
Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said there was only
one fatality reported since the start of the weekend and that was just outside
Three Sisters on the N1, where the driver of a motor vehicle lost control of
the vehicle and died.
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