Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations for 24 to 30 August 2020 | Western Cape Government


Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations for 24 to 30 August 2020

31 August 2020

Results of Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations for 24 to 30 August 2020

Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services implemented a total of 109 integrated roadblocks, vehicle checkpoint and speed control operations across the province on the week of 24 to 30 August 2020, and 11 724 vehicles were stopped and checked.

A total of 112 speeding offences were recorded and 1 582 fines were issued for various traffic violations ranging from driver to vehicle fitness in the total amount of R1 478 250.

Five vehicles were impounded and 32 were discontinued for unroadworthiness.

The highest speeds recorded were as follows:

  • 154 km/h in a 120 km/h zone
  • 144 km/h in a 100 km/h zone
  • 114 km/h in a 80 km/h zone
  • 89 km/h in a 70 km/h zone

Disaster Management Act

A total of 8  charges were laid under the Disaster Management Act and fines to the total value of R10 800 were issued. 

National Road Traffic Act and Criminal Procedure Act

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

  • 21 x driving under the influence of alcohol
  • 4 x fraudulent documentation
  • 4 x reckless/ negligent driving
  • 1 x stolen goods
  • 2 x goods overloading
  • 2 x speeding

Fatalities recorded between 24 and 30  August 2020

A total of 16 crashes occurred in the reporting period, and 12 fatalities were recorded:

  • 3 x driver 
  • 4 x passenger
  • 9 x pedestrian
Road user 24 – 30 August 2020
Driver 3
Passenger 4
Pedestrian 9
Total 16

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

To provide some clarity regarding the renewal of motor vehicle licences which expired in March, April and May 2020, a further extension period was granted until 22 September 2020.

Over the past weekend, we experienced inclement weather conditions, and it’s clear that motorist did not adjust their driving behaviour (e.g. following distance and speed) to deal with wet and slippery conditions, resulting in a number of crashes that could have been avoided.

We appeal to all motorists to check that all the lights on their motor vehicles are fully operational, and switched on when visibility is poor. 

The use of indicators is mandatory. Use your indicators in good time to give your fellow road users an indication in advance of your intentions.

Let us share the road safely and considerately.

Media Enquiries: 

Jandré Bakker
Head of Communication
Department of Transport and Public Works