Provincial Traffic Services Weekend Traffic Operations
Ten people died on Western Cape roads this weekend. Three of them were pedestrians, three were drivers, and four were passengers.
On 14 and 15 November 2014, 15 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the Western Cape saw a total of 1 079 vehicles stopped as part of Provincial Traffic Services safety campaign.
Seven hundred and one (701) drivers were screened for (being under suspicion of) driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in 16 arrests.
The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in Knysna at 1.09 mg/1 000ml, which was four times the legal limit of 0.24 mg/1 000 ml.
A total of 7 758 vehicles were screened for speeding of which 174 speeding offences were recorded. Seventy nine (79) fines were issued for various traffic violations ranging from driver to vehicle fitness to the amount of R 120 500.
- 170 km/h in a 120 km/h zone on the N1 in the Brackenfell service area.
- 144 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N1 in the Caledon service area.
- 94 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on the N2 in the Vredendal service area
- 1 x Reckless and Negligent Arrest (Somerset West).
- 1 x False Documentation Arrest (Somerset West).
- 1 x False Documentation Arrest (Brackenfell).
- 1 x Possession of Drugs Arrest (Brackenfell).
- 1 x Bribery (Somerset West).
Ten Fatalities Reported :
Winelands / Overberg
Eden Central Karoo
Greater Cape Metropole
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