Provincial Traffic Make Roads Safe for Motorists and Get them 'Safely Home'
Provincial Traffic Services arrested fifty (50) people over the long weekend for various offences, i.e. forty-six (46) motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, and a pedestrian was arrested for being a source of danger as he was drunk while walking the streets and motorist for the possession of dagga.
A forty-one (41) year old man and a thirty-nine (39) year old woman were arrested for excessive speeding in two (2) separate incidents. The woman was arrested yesterday morning at about 10:15 on the N1 travelling towards Beaufort West. The woman was driving at a speed of one hundred and eighty seven kilometres per hour (187 km/h) in a black Mercedes-Benz in a one hundred and twenty kilometres per hour (120 km/h) zone. She was caught and arrested. She was taken to Beaufort West Police Station and was later released on bail and has to appear in court on the 29th of October 2010. The man was arrested in Paarl at the Toll Plaza on route to Worcester. He was driving at a speed of one hundred and fifty one kilometres per hour (151 km/h) in an eighty kilometres per hour (80 km/h) road works zone with his BMW 540i.
Traffic officials stopped and checked many motorists on a twenty-four (24) hour basis over the long weekend. Many vehicles were checked for roadworthiness, and drivers for fitness and fatigue. Traffic officers issued two hundred and thirty-three (233) fines to motorists for various offences during these operations over the weekend.
Note: Please act responsibly so everybody can arrive "Safely Home".