Driver Caught Speeding at 203 km/h in a 120 km/h Zone | Western Cape Government


Driver Caught Speeding at 203 km/h in a 120 km/h Zone

23 November 2015

A driver, who was caught speeding at 203 km/h in a 120 km/h zone on the N1 highway in the Brackenfell service area on the weekend, will appear in court soon and faces a heavy fine.

Of the six road traffic fatalities reported on Western Cape roads this weekend, three were passengers, two pedestrians and one driver.

Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services stopped a total of 1 750 vehicles in 21 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the province. Alcohol breath-testing was performed on 1 262 drivers and 18 were arrested. The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in Vredenburg.

At 1.21 mg of alcohol/ 1 000 ml of blood, this is five times the legal limit of 0.24 mg/ 1 000 ml.

In addition, a total of 8 114 vehicles were screened for speeding and 766 speeding offences were recorded. A total of 148 fines in the amount of R202 800 were issued for various traffic violations ranging from driver fitness violations to vehicle fitness infringements of the law.

Four other arrests were also reported:

  • One for allegedly assaulting a traffic officer in Knysna.
  • One in connection with false documentation in Somerset West.
  • One in connection with impoundment in Somerset West.
  • One for possession of dagga in Worcester.

Suspects are expected to appear in court soon on these charges.

The highest speeds were recorded on the N1 in the Brackenfell service area (203 km/h in a 120 km/h zone) and on the N2 in the Swellendam service area (130 km/h in a 100 km/h zone).

With only weeks left before the December holiday break, the good news is that each and every one of us can make a difference through the way we behave.

  • Do not exceed the speed limit, as it significantly increases the risk of a road crash.
  • Never use a cell phone while driving to receive a call or respond to a text message.
  • Help us to create booze-free roads. The simple fact is that alcohol and roads don’t mix. Whether you are driving, walking, or riding a motorbike or bicycle, even small amounts of alcohol can impair your ability to make decisions, operate a vehicle, or walk safely near traffic.

Road Traffic Fatalities

Friday, 20 November 2015

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Cape Winelands

Ceres – 1 passenger

Cape Metropole

  • Bellville – 1 driver
  • Harare – 1 pedestrian

Cape Winelands

Groot-Drakenstein – 1 passenger

Cape Metropole

  • Gugulethu – 1 pedestrian

Central Karoo

  • Aberdeen – 1 passenger


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