Monday, June 15, 2015

WC traffic authorities conducted 24 roadworks across the province

Jaimie-faith Poonah
15 June 2015

Western Cape traffic authorities over the past weekend conducted 24 roadblocks across the province of which 2 624 vehicles were stopped and checked.

1728 drivers were tested for alcohol and 20 drivers were arrested for drinking and driving.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said the highest reading recorded was the reading of 1.29 milligrams per 1 000 millilitres, that was in the Somerset West region.

Africa said there was also one driver arrested for doing excessively high speed in the Mossel Bay region on 159 km/ hour in a 100km zone.

Africa added that one drunken pedestrian was arrested in Swellendam, we also arrested one person in Worcester for bribing a traffic policer, and then one illegal immigrant was arrested in Worcester and the total amount of fines was R 267 150, issued at these roadblocks.

Meanwhile also during the roadblocks authorities tested a speed of 12 879 vehicles, which they prosecuted 1629 drivers for exceeding the different speed limit.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said the highest speed recorded in the Western Cape recorded since Friday was 169km/hour in a 120km zone, on the N1 near Brackenfell.

Africa said 159km/hour in a 100km zone on the N2 near Mosselbay, 102km/hour in an 80km zone in Knysna.

Africa added that there was only one fatality recorded, that was a passenger in a light motor vehicle that died Friday evening on the roads between Worcester and Robertson.




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