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Provincial Traffic Issues 714 Speeding Fines across Western Cape

18 August 2014

On 15 and 16 August 2014, 26 alcohol blitz roadblocks were held across the Western Cape. A total of 2 625 vehicles were stopped as part of Provincial Traffic Services safety campaign.

A total of 1 114 drivers were screened for (being under suspicion of) driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in 36 arrests.

The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in Swellendam at 1.16 mg/1 000 ml which was four times the legal limit of 0.24 mg/1 000 ml.

A total of 8 688 vehicles were screened for speeding of which 714 speeding offences were recorded.

Two hundred and ninety six (296) fines were issued for various traffic violations ranging from driver to vehicle fitness. The fines amounted to R307 200.

The highest speed that was recorded:

  • 169 km/h in a 120 km/h zone on the N1 in the Brackenfell service area.
  • 161 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N1 in the Worcester service area.
  • 101 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the N2 in the Somerset West service area.

Three other arrests:

  • 1 x Reckless and Negligent Driving Arrest (Somerset West)
  • 1 x Dagga Arrest (Brackenfell)
  • 1 x Fraud Arrest (Brackenfell)

Eight fatalities were reported:

  • 1 x Pedestrian (Observatory)
  • 1 x Pedestrian (Piketberg)
  • 1 x Motorcyclist (Bottelary Road)
  • 1 x Motorcyclist (Caledon)
  • 1 x Passenger (Bellville)
  • 1 x Passenger (Riversdale/Eden)
  • 1 x Driver (Cape Town)
  • 1 x Motorcyclist Franschhoek
Media Enquiries: 

Al-Ameen Kafaar
Head of Communication: Department of Transport and Public Works
Tel: 021 483 9653
Cell: 083 383 3317