Twenty-four Arrested for Drink Driving This Weekend
On 5 and 6 September, 24 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the Western Cape saw a total of 2 643 vehicles stopped as part of Provincial Traffic Services safety campaign.
A total of 1 361 drivers were screened for (being under suspicion of) driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in 24 arrests.
The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in Oudtshoorn at 1.55 mg/1 000 ml, which was six times the legal limit of 0.24 mg/1 000 ml.
A total of 13 112 vehicles were screened for speeding of which 1 210 speeding offences were recorded. Two hundred and sixty one (261) fines were issued for various traffic violations ranging from driver to vehicle fitness to the amount of R357 900.
The highest speed that was recorded:
- 186 km/h in a 120 km/h zone on the N1 in the Brackenfell service area.
- 154 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N2 in the Worcester service area.
Other Arrest: Three
- 1 x Possession of Dagga (Mossel Bay)
- 1 x False information (Somerset West)
- 1 x False Documentation (Swellendam)
This weekend eight fatalities were reported:
Greater Cape Metropolitan:
- Observatory – 1 x Pedestrian
- Cape Town - 1 x Pedestrian
- Bellville – 1 x Passenger
- Maitland – 1 x Pedestrian
- Milnerton – 2 x Pedestrians
- Nyanga – 1 X Driver
- Robertson – 1 x Pedestrian