Monday, July 27, 2015

11 people died on the Western Cape roads

Loyiso Langeni
27 July 2015

Western Cape Traffic Authorities conducted 24 roadblocks across the province this past weekend whereby 2 261 were stopped and checked.

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 added.  

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 died.

“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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