Western Cape Provincial Traffic: One Fatality This Weekend | Western Cape Government


Western Cape Provincial Traffic: One Fatality This Weekend

11 May 2015

A driver in Beaufort West was the only reported road traffic fatality this weekend, with 26 alcohol blitz roadblocks held across the Western Cape which saw 2 596 vehicles stopped as part of Provincial Traffic Services safety campaign.

A total of 1 596 drivers were screened for (being under suspicion of) driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in 18 arrests.

The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in Somerset West at 1.22 mg/1 000 ml, which was five times the legal limit of 0.24 mg/1 000 ml.

A total of 4038 vehicles were screened for speeding of which 600 speeding offences were recorded.  A total of 221 fines were issued for various traffic violations ranging from driver to vehicle fitness to the amount of R298 150.

Highest Speeds Recorded

  • 170 km/h in a 120 km/h zone on the N1 in the Brackenfell service area.
  • 123 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N2 in the Swellendam service area.
  • 137 km/h in an 80 km/h zone in the Vredenburg Service area.
  • 110 km/h in a 70 km/h zone in the Somerset West Service area.
  • 116 km/h in a 60 km/h zone in the Oudtshoorn Service area.

One Other Arrest

  • False documentation in Brackenfell.

One Road Traffic Fatality

  • 10 May 2015: N1 in Beaufort West – 1 Driver.

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Media Enquiries: 

Byron la Hoe
Communication Officer
Department of Transport and Public Works
Tel: 021 483 9813
E-mail: Byron.laHoe@westerncape.gov.za

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