Seven killed on Western Cape roads
A preliminary report from Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services indicates that seven people died on the province’s roads over the weekend.
A total of 30 motorists were arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.
- Eight motorists were arrested in the Worcester service area,
- four in Swellendam; four in George,
- four in Vredenburg,
- two in Brackenfell,
- two in Swellendam,
- two in Knysna,
- two in Mossel Bay,
- one in Vredendal, and
- one in Caledon.
In addition, traffic officers arrested two people:
- One for false documentation in Caledon, and
- One for false documentation in Mossel Bay.
Breath testing was performed on 1 659 drivers at 23 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the province. The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in the Brackenfell service area. At 1,23 mg of alcohol/ 1 000 ml of breath, this is over five times the legal limit of 0,24 mg/ 1 000 ml.
A total of 353 speeding offences were recorded and 210 fines in the total amount of R285 500 were issued for a variety of reasons, ranging from driver offences to vehicle fitness violations.
- 195 km/h in a 120 km/h zone in the Beaufort West service area, and
- 140 km/h in a 100 km/h zone in the Swellendam service area.
Details of road fatalities
|Date||Location of crash||Fatalities|
|Friday, 20 October 2017||Strand||1 passenger|
|Saturday, 21 October 2017||N1 Paarl||1 driver
|Saturday, 21 October 2017||N2 Springfield, Knysna||1 pedestrian|
|Saturday, 21 October 2017||N2 Macassar||1 pedestrian|
|Sunday, 22 October 2017||an Riebeeck Road, Paarl||1 driver|
|Sunday, 22 October 2017||M5 Athlone||1 driver|