Results of Safely Home Weekend Traffic Operations
Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community Safety
This weekend's integrated law enforcement operations led to the arrest of 23 drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol.
Safely Home alcohol blitz roadblocks by Provincial Traffic, SAPS and Municipal Traffic saw a total of 5 174 vehicles stopped and 1 300 drivers screened for being under suspicion of driving drunk.
The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in Mossel Bay at 1.04 mg/1 000 ml.
A total of 392 fines were issued for traffic violations ranging from driver to vehicle fitness.
Three people tragically lost their lives on the road. On Friday, a head-on collision on the N1 near Bellville claimed the lives of two women, and, on the N1 near Joostenbergvlakte, a pedestrian lost his life after being knocked down by a vehicle. My condolences go out to the families.
Whilst we will continue to work tirelessly to improve safety, I once again urge road users to realise the significance of their actions on the road. Actions have consequences and the decision to act in the interest of safety starts with every individual. Traffic violations can be reported to the 24-hour control room on 021 812 4581.