Fourteen Road Traffic Fatalities on Western Cape Roads
On 23 and 24 October 2015, Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services stopped a total of 2 418 vehicles in 26 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the province. Fourteen road users died on the province’s roads over the weekend.
A total of 1 199 drivers were screened for being under the influence of alcohol and 35 arrests were made.
The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in Vredendal. At 1.54 mg of alcohol/ 1 000 ml of blood, this is six times the legal limit of 0,24 mg/1 000 ml.
A total of 224 vehicles were screened for speeding and 99 speeding offences were recorded. A total of 264 fines in the amount of R382 750 were issued for various traffic violations ranging from driver fitness to vehicle fitness infringements of the law.
Highest Recorded Speeds
- 160 km/h in a 120 km/h zone on the N1 in the Brackenfell area.
- 144 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N2 in the Swellendam service area.
- 101 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the N2 in the Caledon service area.
- 83 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on the N2 in the Mossel Bay service area.
Fifteen Other Arrests
- Seven in connection with impoundments in Somerset West.
- Two in connection with impoundments in Brackenfell.
- One in connection with impoundment in Knysna.
- Two drunken pedestrian arrests in Vredendal.
- Two in connection with false documentation in Somerset West.
- One in possession of 16 bunches of methcathinone (cat) in Brackenfell.
Fourteen Road Fatalities
Friday, 23 October 2015
Saturday, 24 October 2015