Two fatalities on Western Cape roads
Two people, including a 6-year-old girl, lost their lives over the weekend, according to a preliminary report from Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services.
A total of 23 motorists were arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol over the weekend.
- Four motorists were arrested in the Mossel Bay service area,
- three in George,
- three in Swellendam,
- three in Beaufort Wet,
- two in Brackenfell,
- two in Knysna,
- two in Somerset West;
- two in Caledon;
- one in Vredenburg; and
- one in Worcester.
In addition, traffic officers made five arrests:
- four drunken pedestrians in Vredendal, and
- a person for false documentation in Mossel Bay.
Breath testing was performed on 2 119 drivers at 25 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the province. The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in the Swellendam service area. At 1,12 mg of alcohol/ 1 000 ml of breath, this is almost five times the legal limit of 0,24 mg/ 1 000 ml.
A total of 55 speeding offences were recorded and 327 fines in the amount of R415 350 were issued for a variety of reasons, ranging from driver offences to vehicle fitness violations.
- 142 km/h in a 120 km/h zone in the Beaufort West service area,and
- 148 km/h in a 100 km/h zone in the Mossel Bay service area.
Details of road fatalities
|Date||Location of crash||Fatalities|
|Saturday, 8 July 2017
|Beach Rd, Muizenberg||1 passenger|
|Monday, 10 July 2017
|Laingsburg area||1 passenger|