Seven people killed on Western Cape roads this weekend
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 17 motorists were arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.
- Four motorists were arrested in the George service area,
- two in Swellendam,
- two in Somerset West,
- one in Laingsburg,
- six in Worcester, and
- two in Brackenfell.
In addition, traffic officers arrested one driver for possession of mandrax and dagga on the N2 Somerset West service area.
Breath testing was performed on 2 195 drivers at 24 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the province. The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in the Brackenfell service area. At 1,21 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 271 speeding offences were recorded and 230 fines in the total amount of R328 800 were issued for a variety of reasons, ranging from driver to vehicle fitness violations.
- 157 km/h in a 120 km/h zone in the N2 George service area,
- 140 km/h in a 100 km/h zone in the N2 Mossel Bay service area,
- 118 km/h in an 80km/h zone in the N2 Somerset West service area, and
- 80km/h in a 60km/h zone in the N2 Knysna service area.
Details of the seven road fatalities
|Date||Location of crash||Fatalities|
|Friday, 17 November 2017 – 06:30||Hit and run in the N1 Okavango service area||1 pedestrian|
|Friday, 17 November 2017 – 18:55||N1, Du Toitskloof Lodge||1 motorcyclist|
|Saturday, 18 November 2017 – 20:00||N2, Grabouw||1 pedestrian|
|Saturday, 18 November 2017 – 20:30||R27, Silverstream||2 passengers|
|Saturday, 19 November 2017 – 11:55||R46, Nduli Ceres||1 passenger|
|Sunday, 19 November 2017 – 13:10||N2, Vleesbaai (Mossel Bay service area)||1 motorcyclist|