Results of Provincial Traffic Services operations: 5 - 11 October 2020 | Western Cape Government


Results of Provincial Traffic Services operations: 5 - 11 October 2020

12 October 2020

Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services implemented a total of 85 integrated roadblocks, vehicle checkpoints and speed control operations across the province in the week of 5 to 11 October 2020, and 11 197 vehicles were stopped and checked.

A total of 211 speeding offences were recorded and 2 846 fines were issued for various traffic violations ranging from driver to vehicle fitness in the total amount of R2 524 150.

Seven vehicles were impounded and 84 were discontinued for unroadworthiness.

The highest speeds recorded were as follows:

  • 160 km/h in a 120 km/h zone
  • 139 km/h in a 100 km/h zone
  • 109 km/h in a 80 km/h zone
  • 99 km/h in a 60 km/h zone

Disaster Management Act

A total of 14 charges were laid under the Disaster Management Act and fines to the total value of R39 000 were issued. 

National Road Traffic Act and Criminal Procedure Act

A total of 27 arrests were made for the following offences:

  • 15 x driving under the influence of alcohol
  • 1 x fraudulent documentation
  • 1 x fail to furnish information
  • 2 x reckless and negligent driving
  • 4 x speeding
  • 1 x stolen vehicle
  • 1 x goods overloading
  • 1 X resisting arrest
  • 1 x conveying passengers unsafely in goods compartment.

Fatalities recorded between 5 and 11 October 2020

A total of 27 crashes occurred in the reporting period, and 27 fatalities were recorded:

  • 5 x drivers 
  • 1 x cyclist
  • 5 x passengers
  • 16 x pedestrians.

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

This week’s operational achievements include a large number of arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol, and firm action in respect of unroadworthy motor vehicles, seatbelt offences, moving violations, driver and vehicle documentation, and passenger overloading.

The number of vehicle crashes and road fatalities were alarmingly high this week, especially among pedestrians. Pedestrians should never walk near a road while intoxicated, and should wear visible or reflective clothing when they are near roads.

We all carry an individual responsibility for road safety and adhering to the rules of the road to keep ourselves and others safe.

Please make the best choices on the road to protect your own safety and that of your loved ones. Keep to the speed limit, exercise good and responsible driver behaviour, adhere to your vehicle’s licensed occupant capacity, and remain sober behind the wheel at all times.

Let us be responsible road users!

Media Enquiries: 

Jandré Bakker
Head of Communication
Department of Transport and Public Works