Three killed on Western Cape roads
A preliminary report from Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services indicates that three people died on the province’s roads over the weekend.
A total of 29 motorists were arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.
- Eight motorists were arrested in the George service area,
- five in Swellendam,
- five in Caledon,
- three in Mossel Bay,
- two in Somerset West,
- two in Oudtshoorn,
- one in Brackenfell,
- one in Beaufort West,
- one in Vredendal, and
- one in Worcester.
In addition, traffic officers arrested seven people:
- Five drunken pedestrians in Vredendal,
- One for false documentation in Beaufort West, and
- One for excessive speed in Swellendam.
Breath testing was performed on 1 957 drivers at 23 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the province. The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in the Vredendal service area. At 0,97 mg of alcohol/ 1 000 ml of breath, this is over four times the legal limit of 0,24 mg/ 1 000 ml.
A total of 120 speeding offences were recorded and 726 fines in the total amount of R271 650 were issued for a variety of reasons, ranging from driver offences to vehicle fitness violations.
- 158 km/h in a 120 km/h zone in the Beaufort West service area, and
- 155 km/h in a 100 km/h zone in the Swellendam service area.
Details of the eight road fatalities
|Date||Location of crash||Fatalities|
|Saturday, 11 November 2017||N102 Buttskop, Kuils River||1 driver|
|Sunday, 12 November 2017||Piketberg area||1 pedestrian|
|Sunday, 12 November 2017||N2 Borcherds Quarry Rd||1 pedestrian|