This past weekend, Western
Cape Traffic Officials conducted 24 roadblocks across the province.
About 1859 vehicles were
stopped in these roadblocks and 1595 drivers were tested for alcohol.
Western Cape Traffic Chief
Kenny Africa explained that police arrested 17 drunk drivers.
The highest reading was 1.38
millilitres per thousand millilitres and that was in the Vredenburg area which
was +- six times over the legal limit.
“We also arrested two drunken
pedestrians. The total amount of fines issued was two hundred and sixty four
thousand rand.” Africa said.
ninety four vehicles were tested for speed both on Friday and Saturday
afternoon and prosecuted three hundred and twenty-two drivers for exceeding the
The highest speed recorded was
173km in a 120km zone.
Eight fatalities had been
reported since Friday morning.
Five people died in the Metro,
one driver died in a motor vehicle accident in Parow and on the N2 near Mew Way
another driver died in a motor accident.
In Table Bay one pedestrian
got killed in an accident, in Goodwood and another pedestrian in Observatory
Meanwhile, today in the Hex River
pass between Touws River and De-Doorns a passenger bus and a mini bus taxi
collided this morning.
Two occupants died, 3 were
seriously injured and 10 were taken to the Worcester hospital with minor injuries,
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