Results of Provincial Traffic Services operations 17 to 23 August 2020 | Western Cape Government


Results of Provincial Traffic Services operations 17 to 23 August 2020

24 August 2020

Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services implemented a total of 89 integrated roadblocks, vehicle checkpoints and speed operations across the province during the week of 17 to 23 August 2020, and 14 075 vehicles were stopped and checked.

A total of 182 speeding offences were recorded and 1 811 fines were issued for various traffic violations ranging from driver to vehicle fitness in the total amount of R1 642 450.

Seven vehicles were impounded and 33 were discontinued for unroadworthiness.

  • The highest speeds recorded were as follows:
  • 160 km/h in a 120 km/h zone
  • 144 km/h in a 100 km/h zone
  • 104 km/h in a 80 km/h zone

Disaster Management Act

A total of 14 charges were laid under the Disaster Management Act and fines to the value of R27 000 were issued.

National Road Traffic and Criminal Procedure Act

A total of 34 arrests were made for the following offences:

  • 18 x driving under the influence of alcohol
  • 7 x fraudulent documentation
  • 5 x reckless/ negligent driving
  • 1 x failure to furnish information
  • 3 x speeding. 

Fatalities recorded between 17 and 23 August 2020

A total of 23 crashes occurred in the reporting period, and a total of 28 fatalities were recorded.

  • 3 x driver 
  • 1 x motorcycle pillion
  • 2 x motorcyclist
  • 5 x passengers
  • 17 x pedestrians

Weekly fatality report 17 – 23 August 2020

Road user Number
Driver 3
Motorcycle pillion 1
Motorcyclist 2
Passenger 5
Pedestrian 17
Total 28


A road safety message from the Department of Transport and Public Works

As the National State of Disaster Regulations are systematically relaxed, including intra-provincial travel being permitted, we expect more motorists to return to the roads.

We appeal to all road users to give law enforcement personnel their full cooperation during this challenging period. We will continue to stringently apply the rules of the road. We will take firm and decisive action against the irresponsible and safeguard the lives of the innocent. 

In addition to ensuring that your motor vehicle is in a roadworthy condition before you leave, please plan your trip. Allow enough travelling time to reach your destination safely, including rest stops along the way.

Let us share the road safely and considerately.

Media Enquiries: 

Jandré Bakker
Head of Communication
Department of Transport and Public Works