Tuesday, June 09, 2015

19 drunken drivers arrested, 7 people died over the weekend

Mbasa Gqokoma

09 June 2015

The Western Cape Traffic Authorities conducted 24 roadblocks across the province over this past weekend.

2 671 vehicles were stopped and 1 508 drivers were tested for alcohol and 19 drunken drivers, with the highest reading recorded on the N2 just outside Mossel Bay.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said the total amount of fines that were issued was R234 450.

“We also tested a speed of 7191 vehicles as from Friday afternoon and prosecuted 871 drivers for exceeding the preferred speed limit,” Africa added.

The highest speed recorded in the Western Cape since Friday was 195km/h on a 120km zone on the N1 near Bracknell.

On the N2 near Swallendam a 144km/h in a 100km zone, 96km/h in an 80km zone in Caledon and on the N2 near Knysna 97km/h in a 70km zone.

Meanwhile also during the roadblock one person was arrested for being in possession of dagga in Mossel Bay.

Seven fatalities were recorded on the provincial roads over this past weekend.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said one pedestrian died in a motor vehicle accident in Kraaifontein.

Africa emphasised that another pedestrian died in a motor vehicle accident in Vanguard drive. Early Friday morning a head on collision between 2 light motor vehicles on the roads between Laignsburg and Towsriver where 5 people lost their lives, both drivers in the vehicles got killed in the accident.

“In the other vehicle a female passenger, a four year old died in the accident, which brings the total fatalities to stand on seven,” Africa said.


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