Motorist arrested for reckless and negligent driving and bribery in Mossel Bay
Provincial Traffic Services stopped a total of 2 315 vehicles in 26 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the province. Alcohol breath-testing was performed on 1 542 drivers and 30 were arrested. The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in Somerset West. At 1.16 mg of alcohol/ 1 000 ml of breath, this is over four times the legal limit of 0.24 mg/ 1 000 ml.
In addition, a total of 7 780 vehicles were screened for speeding and 620 speeding offences were recorded. A total of 247 fines in the amount of R303 000 were issued for various traffic violations ranging from driver fitness violations to vehicle fitness infringements of the law.
Five other arrests reported
- 1 for reckless and negligent driving in Swellendam.
- 1 for reckless and negligent driving and bribery in Mossel Bay.
- 1 driver arrest for transporting 11 illegal foreigners in Worcester.
- 1 for possession of dagga in Worcester.
- 1 for resisting arrest in Mossel Bay.
The suspects are expected to appear in court soon.
Highest speeds recorded
- On the N1 in the Brackenfell service area (166 km/h in a 120 km/h zone).
- On the N2 in the George service area (123 km/h in a 100 km/h zone).
- On the N2 in the Knysna service area (111km/h in an 80km/h zone).
- On the N2 in the Knysna service area (97 km/h in a 70 km/h zone).
Help us to create booze-free roads. The simple fact is that alcohol and roads don’t mix. Whether you are driving, walking, or riding a motorbike or bicycle, even small amounts of alcohol can impair your ability to make decisions, operate a vehicle, or walk safely near traffic. If you have friends or family who still drive under the influence, speak to them before they get into trouble with the law.
Road fatalities recorded
Friday, 22 January 2016
- Laingsburg – 1 passenger
Sunday, 24 January 2016
- Khayelitsha – 1 passenger