Nine Road Traffic Fatalities on Western Cape Roads
On 1 and 2 August 2015, 26 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the Western Cape saw a total of 3 086 vehicles stopped as part of the provincial traffic services safety campaign.
Nineteen drivers were arrested during 26 separate alcohol blitz roadblocks across the province. Two other people were arrested for alleged false documents and excessive speeding.
A total of 1473 drivers were screened for (being under suspicion of) driving under the influence of alcohol.
The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in Vredenburg at 1.59mg/1000ml, which was 6 times the legal limit of 0,24mg/1000ml.
A total of 497 vehicles were screened for speeding of which 166 speeding offences were recorded. Two hundred and twenty four (224) fines were issued for various traffic violations ranging from driver to vehicle fitness to the amount of R 336 500, 00.
The highest speeds recorded:
- 156 km/h in a 120 km/h zone on the N1 in the Beaufort-west service area.
- 135 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N2 in the Caledon service area.
- 98 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the N1 in the Laingsburg Service area.
- 117 km/h in a 60 km/h zone in the Oudtshoorn Service area.
- One for false documentation in Laingsburg.
- One for excessive speed (105km/h in 60 hm/h zone) in Knysna.
Nine reported road traffic fatalities:
Saturday, 1 August 2015
- Cape Town - 1 female pedestrian.
- Sea Point - 1 female pedestrian.
- Milnerton - 1 male pedestrian.
- Strand - 1 male driver.
- Khayelitsha - 1 female pedestrian.
- Khayelitsha - 1 male pedestrian
Sunday, 2 August 2015
- Albertina -1 male pedestrian.
- Phillipi - 1 female pedestrian.
- Harare - 1 female passenger.