Provincial Traffic Services Weekend Traffic Operations
Eleven people died on Western Cape roads this past weekend:
- Four of those who died were passengers.
- Two were motorcyclists.
- Three pedestrians.
- One a driver.
- One a cyclist.
On 21 and 22 November 2014, 24 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the Western Cape saw a total of 2 817 vehicles stopped as part of Provincial Traffic Services safety campaign.
A total of 1 391 drivers were screened for (being under suspicion of) driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in 29 arrests.
The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in Somerset West at 1.09 mg/1 000 ml, which was four times the legal limit of 0.24 mg/1 000 ml.
A total of 11 952 vehicles were screened for speeding of which 1 106 speeding offences were recorded. Two hundred and sixty three (263) fines were issued for various traffic violations ranging from driver to vehicle fitness to the amount of R 342 050.
• 168 km/h in a 120km/h zone on the N1 in the Brackenfell service area.
• 157 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N1 in the Worcester service area.
• 102 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the N2 in the Knysna service area.
• 100 km/h in a 70 km/h zone on the N2 in the Knysna service area.
• 84 km/h in a 60 km/h zone in the Oudtshoorn service area
• 3 x Impounded (Caledon).
• 1 x Impounded (Vredenburg).
• 1 x False Documentation Arrest (Brackenfell).
Eleven Fatalities Reported
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