Over 300 Speeding Offences Recorded This Weekend
This weekend (30 and 31 January 2015), 26 alcohol blitz roadblocks were held across the Western Cape. A total of 2 658 vehicles were stopped as part of Provincial Traffic Services safety campaign.
Ten people died on provincial roads this weekend. Seven of those killed were pedestrians, two were motorcyclists and one was a driver.
A total of 1 262 drivers were screened for (being under suspicion) of driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in 32 arrests.
The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in Swellendam at 1.40 mg/1 000 ml, which was five times the legal limit of 0.24 mg/1 000 ml.
A total of 1 181 vehicles were screened for speeding of which 303 speeding offences were recorded.
Two hundred and fifty seven (257) fines were issued for various traffic violations ranging from driver to vehicle fitness to the amount of R 308 050.
Highest Speeds Recorded
- 151 km/h in a 120 km/h zone on the N1 in the Worcester service area.
- 128 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N2 in the Caledon service area.
- 116 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on the N2 in the Oudtshoorn service area.
Four Other Arrests
- 1 x Defeating the Ends of Justice (Worcester).
- 1 x Failure to Comply with Lawful Instruction from a Traffic Officer (Worcester).
- 2 x Dagga Arrest (Caledon).
Ten Reported Fatalities
Greater Cape Metropolitan Area:
- Philippi – 1 Pedestrian
- Cape Town– 1 Pedestrian
- Khayelitsha – 1 Pedestrian
- Mfuleni – 1 Pedestrian
- Worcester – 1 Pedestrian
- Caledon – 1 Pedestrian
- Klapmuts – 1 Driver
- Paarl - 1 Pedestrian
- Struisbaai – 1 Motor Cyclist
- Stellenbosch – 1 Motor Cyclist