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Results of Provincial Traffic Services Weekend Traffic Operations

10 November 2014

Eleven people were killed on Western Cape roads on 7 and 8 November 2014. Six were pedestrians, two drivers of vehicles, two were cyclists and one was a passenger.

This weekend’s 26 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the province saw 2 581 vehicles stopped as part of Provincial Traffic Services safety campaign.

A total of 1 143 drivers were screened for (being under suspicion of) driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in 34 arrests.

The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in Beaufort West at 1.48 mg/1 000 ml, which was six  times the legal limit of 0.24 mg/1 000 ml.

A total 15 890 vehicles were screened for speeding of which 1 178 speeding offences were recorded.  Two hundred and twenty one (221) fines were issued for various traffic violations ranging from driver to vehicle fitness to the amount of R 294 150, 00.

Highest Speeds Recorded

  • 182 km/h in a 120 km/h zone on the N1 in the Brackenfell service area.
  • 181 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N1 in the Worcester service area.
  • 128 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the N2 in the Caledon service area.
  • 104 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on the N2 in the Oudtshoorn service area.

Eight Other Arrests

  • 1 x Reckless and Negligent driving (Somerset West).
  • 1 x False Documentation  (Brackenfell).
  • 1 x Excessive Speed (Swellendam).
  • 2 x Alleged possession of dagga (Brackenfell).
  • 1 x Alleged possession of drugs (Beaufort West).
  • 1 x False Documents (Laingsburg).
  • 1 x Mass Overload (Swellendam).

Weekend Fatalities

Greater Cape Metropole:

  • Khayelitsha – 1 x Pedestrian
  • Kraaifontein – 1 x Pedestrian
  • Observatory – 1 x  Pedestrian
  • Table View – 1 x Driver
  • Atlantis – 1 x Pedestrian
  • Bishop Lavis – 1 x Pedestrian
  • Observatory – 1 x Driver
  • Phillipi East – 1 X Pedestrian

Winelands/Overberg:

  • Stellenbosch – 1 x Cyclist
  • Northern Paarl – 1 x Cyclist

Eden Karoo

  • George – 1 X Passenger       

Follow Safely Home on Twitter @WCGovSafelyHome under the hash tags #WalkSafe #SafeRoadsForAll.

Visit Safely Home’s website for more information on the campaign.

Media Enquiries: 

Al-Ameen Kafaar
Head of Communication
Department of Transport and Public Works
Tel: 021 483 9653
Cell: 083 383 3317
E-mail: Al-Ameen.Kafaar@westerncape.gov.za

You can follow the Department of Transport and Public Works on Twitter: @WCGovTPW