Monday, October 19, 2015

WC traffic officials arrest 17 drunk drivers

Rentse Khiba
19 October 2015

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.

One-thousand-nine-hundred and ninety four vehicles were tested for speed both on Friday and Saturday afternoon and prosecuted three hundred and twenty-two drivers for exceeding the speed limit.

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 also died.

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, Africa concluded



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