Western Cape’s Mobility MEC pleads with motorists to obey the speed limit
The Western Cape’s Mobility MEC, Daylin Mitchell has urged motorists to obey the speed limit.
The call comes after traffic officials recorded 271 speeding offences across the province within a space of a week.
The highest speeds recorded were:
· 168 km/h in a 120 km/h zone
· 147 km/h in a 100 km/h zone
· 104 km/h in a 90 km/h zone
· 125 km/h in an 80 km/h zone
· 94 km/h in a 60 km/h zone
· 64 km/h in a 40 km/h zone
‘’Speeding is irresponsible and dangerous. Driving under the influence increases the likelihood and the severity of a crash. The faster you drive, the less time you have to respond to an emergency and the more space you need to stop to avoid a crash. Even small amounts of alcohol can affect your judgement and lead to a crash. Any kind of crash can be a life-changing event for you and for everyone else who is involved,’’ said Mitchell.
The MEC pleaded with all motorists to slow down when they see pedestrians on the road.
Furthermore, officials arrested a total of 50 suspects for various traffic violations, with the bulk of these (34) for driving under the influence of alcohol. Twenty-one people lost their lives on the provinces roads - 11 of these were drivers, 8 pedestrians, and two were passengers.
Done By: Mitchum George