Thirteen Deaths on Western Cape Roads
This weekend (9 and 10 January 2015), 24 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the Western Cape saw a total of 2 661 vehicles stopped as part of Provincial Traffic Services safety campaign.
A total of 1 771 drivers were screened for (being under suspicion of) driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in 27 arrests.
The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in Mossel Bay at 0. 97 mg/1 000 ml, which was four times the legal limit of 0.24 mg/1 000 ml.
A total of 14 347 vehicles were screened for speeding of which 980 speeding offences were recorded. Three hundred and eight (308) fines were issued for various traffic violations ranging from driver to vehicle fitness to the amount of R 450 950.
Highest Speeds Recorded
- 238 km/h in a 120 km/h zone on the N1 in the Brackenfell service area.
- 129 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N2 in the Caledon service area.
- 100 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the N2 in the Knysna service area.
Seven Other Arrests
- 1 x Impoundment (Caledon).
- 1 x Impoundment (George).
- 1 x Reckless and Negligent driving (Worcester).
- 1 x Thief of Road sign (Somerset West).
- 1 x False Documentation (Brackenfell).
- 1 x Public Indecency (Brackenfell).
- 1 x Person arrested for repeated offence in Vredendal (unlicensed driver and unlicensed, unregistered vehicle).
Thirteen fatalities reported from Friday, 9 January 2015 (06:00) to Monday, 12 January 2015 (06:00).
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