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Driver Caught Speeding 198 km/h Could Face Arrest

9 November 2015

A driver was caught speeding at 198 km/h in a 120 km/h zone on the N1 highway in the Brackenfell service area. A total of 21 road traffic fatalities were reported on Western Cape roads over the weekend, most of them in the Cape Metropole.

The driver will appear in court soon and faces a heavy fine. Six drivers, ten pedestrians, four passengers and one motorcyclist died.

Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services stopped a total of 2 243 vehicles in 26 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the province. Alcohol breath-testing was performed on 1 385 drivers and 40 were arrested.

The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in Oudtshoorn. At 1.33 mg of alcohol/ 1 000 ml of blood, this is six times the legal limit of 0.24 mg/ 1 000 ml.

In addition, a total of 10 715 vehicles were screened for speeding and 948 speeding offences were recorded. A total of 245 fines in the amount of R327 000 were issued for various traffic violations ranging from driver fitness violations to vehicle fitness infringements of the law.

Six Other Arrests

  • Two for reckless and negligent driving in Worcester.
  • Two in connection with false documentation in Swellendam and Laingsburg.
  • One in connection with impoundment in Knysna.
  • One for allegedly trying to bribe a traffic officer in Somerset West. Suspects are expected to appear in court soon on these charges.

Highest Speeds Recorded

  • On the N1 in the Brackenfell service area (198 km/h in a 120 km/h zone).
  • On the R62 in the Oudtshoorn service area (139 km/h in a 100 km/h zone).
  • On the N2 in the Somerset West service area (105 km/h in an 80 km/h zone).
  • On the N2 in the Knysna service area (105 km/h in a 70 km/h zone).

Twenty-one Road Fatalities Reported

6 November 2015

7 November 2015 8 November 2015

Cape Metropole:

  • Brackenfell – 1 driver
  • Mitchells Plain – 1 pedestrian
  • Somerset West – 1 passenger

Cape Metropole:

  • Observatory – 1 pedestrian
  • Philippi – 1 passenger
  • Philippi East – 1 pedestrian
  • Borcherds Quarry – 1 driver
  • Baden Powell – 1 driver
  • Baden Powell – 1 passenger

West Coast:

  • Klawer – 1 pedestrian
  • Vredendal – 1 motorcyclist

Cape Metropole:

  • Bishop Lavis – 1 pedestrian
  • Macassar – 1 pedestrian, 1 passenger, 1 driver
  • Nyanga – 1 driver
  • Parow – 2 pedestrians

West Coast

  • Saldanha – 1 pedestrian

Cape Winelands

  • Bonnievale – 1 driver


  • Riversdale – 1 pedestrian


As we head towards the festive season, traffic authorities are sending a stern message to motorists. Speeding plays a causal and aggravating role in most fatal crashes on our roads.

Those suspected of this offence may face arrest. We will show a zero tolerant approach to this dangerous and unacceptable behaviour.

We thank those who obey the road traffic rules.

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Media Enquiries: 
Byron la Hoe
Communication Officer
Department of Transport and Public Works
Tel: 021 483 9813
Cell: 079 281 8570

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