Provincial Traffic: Ten Killed on Western Cape Roads
On 20 and 21 March 2015, 25 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the Western Cape saw a total of 2 339 vehicles stopped as part of Provincial Traffic Services safety campaign. Ten people died on the province’s roads.
A total of 1 760 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 Mossel Bay at 1.27 mg/1 000 ml, which was five times the legal limit of 0.24 mg/1 000 ml.
A total of 2 696 vehicles were screened for speeding of which 542 speeding offences were recorded. A total of 195 fines were issued for various traffic violations ranging from driver to vehicle fitness to the amount of R 246 500.
- 169 km/h in a 120 km/h zone on the N1 in the Brackenfell service area.
- 129 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N1 in the Beaufort West service area.
- 124 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the N7 in the Vredendal service area.
- 144 km/h in a 70 km/h zone on the N2 in the Somerset West service area
- 112 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on the N2 in the Somerset West service area.
Three (3) Other Arrests
- One (1) dagga arrest (Swellendam).
- Two (2) pedestrians in possession of narcotics arrest (Vredendal).
Ten (10) Fatalities Reported