One fatality on Western Cape roads
A preliminary report from Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services indicates that a driver died on the province’s roads over the weekend.
A total of 22 motorists were arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol over the weekend.
- Ten motorists were arrested in the George service area,
- two in Brackenfell,
- two in Somerset West,
- one in Beaufort West,
- one in Swellendam,
- one in Knysna,
- one in Vredenburg,
- one in Vredendal,
- one in Caledon,
- one in Mossel Bay, and
- one in Worcester.
In addition, traffic officers made seven arrests:
- Three for excessive speeding in Beaufort West,
- One for false documentation in Brackenfell,
- One for false documentation in Oudtshoorn,
- One for possession of drugs in Oudtshoorn, and
- One drunken pedestrian in Vredendal.
Breath testing was performed on 1 407 drivers at 24 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the province. The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in the George service area. At 1,93 mg of alcohol/ 1 000 ml of breath, this is over eight times the legal limit of 0,24 mg/ 1 000 ml.
A total of 80 speeding offences were recorded and 220 fines in the total amount of R250 550 were issued for a variety of reasons, ranging from driver offences to vehicle fitness violations.
The highest speeds recorded were: 174 km/h in a 120 km/h zone in the Beaufort West service area, and 113 km/h in a 100 km/h zone in the Worcester service area.
Details of road fatalities
|Date||Location of crash||Fatality|
Saturday, 12 August 2017
|N2/ R300 area||