Monday, May 04, 2015

42 drunken drivers arrested in roadblocks in the WC

Lusanda Bill
04 May 2015

Western Cape Traffic Authorities conducted 24 roadblocks across the province over the long-weekend, whereby 1, 883 vehicles were stopped and checked. 1, 499 drivers were tested for alcohol of which 42 drunken drivers were arrested.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said the total amount of fines issued was R 191 750, 00 and the highest speed recorded in the Western Cape this weekend was 169 km/h in a 120 km/h zone on the N1 in the Laingsburg service area, 143 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N2 in the Swellendam service area, 116 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the N7 in the Vredenburg service area, 130 km/h in a 70 km/h zone on the N2 in the Somerset West service area and 124 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on the N2 in the Somerset West service area.

Meanwhile also during the roadblocks one person was arrested in Caledon for possession of dagga, in Somerset two drivers were arrested for reckless and negligent driving and in Mossel Bay one person was arrested for fraud.

Over the long-weekend 13 people died on the province’s roads.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said six pedestrians were killed on the provincial roads this past weekend and most of them were killed in motor vehicle accidents within the municipalities.

“There were also three passengers and four drivers who died on the provincial roads, bringing the total to 13 people” Africa added.  



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