Provincial Traffic Operations: First Weekend of New Year
This weekend (2 and 3 January 2015), 24 alcohol blitz roadblocks were held across the Western Cape. A total of 3 853 vehicles were stopped as part of Provincial Traffic Services safety campaign.
A total of 2 147 drivers were screened for (being under suspicion of) driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in 26 arrests.
The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in Somerset West at 1.39 mg/1 000ml, which was six times the legal limit of 0.24 mg/1 000 ml.
A total of 16 433 vehicles were screened for speeding of which 1 445 speeding offences were recorded. Four hundred and seventy two (472) fines were issued for various traffic violations ranging from driver to vehicle fitness to the amount of R 684 350.
Highest Speeds Recorded
- 178 km/h in a 120 km/h zone on the N1 in the Brackenfell service area.
- 145 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N1 in the Worcester service area.
Ten Other Arrests
- 1 x Impoundment (Somerset West).
- 2 x Impoundment (Caledon).
- 1 x Impoundment (George).
- 1 x Impoundment (Knysna).
- 1 x False Documentation (Somerset West).
- 1 x False Documentation (Brackenfell).
- 1 x False Documentation (Beaufort-West).
- 1 x False Documentation (Swellendam).
- 1 x Person arrested with drugs (200 units of Mandrax street value R10 000, 7gram of Tik street value R 1 400(Freshwood Grabouw/ Caledon).
- Beaufort-West: 1 Driver (2 January 2015)
- Parow: 1 Pedestrian (3 January 2015)
- Riversdale: 1 Driver (3 January 2015)