Western Cape Traffic Authorities conducted 24
roadblocks across the province this past weekend whereby 2 261 were stopped and
1 484 were tested for alcohol which resulted in 28
drunken drivers being arrested.
Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said the
highest reading was 1.4 mg/1000 ml that was six times over the legal limit. There
were four public vehicles that were impounded in Oudtshroon and another one in Somerset
West region. The total amount of fines that we issued was R230 950.
“We also tested a speed of 10 211 vehicles
since Friday and prosecuted 1 557 drivers for exceeding the speed limit” Africa
Meanwhile also during the roadblocks one driver was
arrested for being in possession of false documentation in Worcester and
another one for reckless and negligent driving.
11 fatalities were recorded in the province roads
over the weekend. Provincial Traffic
Chief Kenny Africa three people died in a motor vehicle accident on the N2 just
outside Spine Road.
Africa added that a driver died in a motor vehicle accident
in Mowbray another driver died in Macassar, and one driver also died in
Khayelitsha. A motor bike and light motor vehicle collided and a motorcyclist
“In the West Coast we had three fatalities one in a
motor vehicle accident and two passengers in a taxi where a driver of the taxi
lost control over the vehicle and overturned. In the Eden Karoo one passenger
died in a motor vehicle accident on the N2” Africa said.
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