Monday, June 22, 2015

18 drivers arrested for drunken driving in the Western Cape

Jaimie-faith Poonah
22 June 2015

Western Cape Traffic Authorities conducted 24 roadblocks across the weekend of which 2 654 vehicles were stopped and checked.

1 360 motorists were stopped and tested for being under the influence and 18 drivers were arrested with the highest reading in George.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said the total amount of fines that we issued was 259 650 and we also tested the speed of 5173 vehicles of which we prosecuted 644 drivers for exceeding the different speed limits.

Africa added that the highest speed in the Western Cape Province reported since Friday, was 169km in a 120km zone on the N1 near Brackenfell. On the N1 near Worcester and Paarl 138km in a 100km zone and on the N2 near Knysna, 107km/hour in an80km zone.  
Meanwhile on the N1 between Beaufort West and Laingsburg 57 taxi drivers were stopped of which 17 drivers were requested to rest for a couple of hours before continuing on their journey.

Also during the weekend three people died on the provincial roads.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said one pedestrian was knocked down around the N2 near the Southern Cape, another pedestrian died on the N2 near Swellendam on Saturday.

Africa added that this morning on the R44 between Paarl and Klapmuts opposite Country Fair, a head-on collision between a Toyota motor car and a LDV, of which the driver of the motor car died in this accident.



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