16 people lost their lives on Western Cape roads in a space of a week

Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services wrote out 300 speeding offences between 9 and 15 May 2022, and 9 296 fines were issued for various traffic violations ranging from driver to vehicle fitness.

In the same week, they also arrested 84 suspects. Majority of these (60) being for driving under the influence of alcohol, followed by possession of fraudulent documentation (7) ;and reckless and negligent driving (6).

Furthermore, 16 people lost their lives on Western Cape roads. Of these, 7 were pedestrians and drivers respectively, 1 was a motorcyclist, and a passenger. 14 crashes occurred in the past week.

The Western Cape’s Mobility Department has once again raised concern over speeding.

‘’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. Speeding is irresponsible and dangerous,’’ said spokesperson, Jandre Bakker.

The highest speeds recorded this week were as follows:

·        187 km/h in a 120 km/h zone

·        144 km/h in a 100 km/h zone

·        114 km/h in a 80 km/h zone

·        99 km/h in a 60 km/h zone


Done By: Mitchum George


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