Nine people killed on Western Cape roads this weekend
A preliminary report from Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services indicates that nine people died on the province’s roads over the long weekend.
A total of 26 motorists were arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.
- Seven motorists were arrested in the George service area,
- six in Worcester,
- three in Caledon,
- three in Brackenfell,
- two in Mossel Bay,
- one in Beaufort West,
- one in Somerset West,
- one in Swellendam,
- one in Knysna, and
- one in Vredendal.
In addition, traffic officers arrested two drivers
- One for overloading in Swellendam, and
- One for possession of drugs in Swellendam.
Breath testing was performed on 2 442 drivers at 24 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the province. The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in the Caledon service area. At 1,10 mg of alcohol/ 1 000 ml of breath, this is over four times the legal limit of 0,24 mg/ 1 000 ml.
A total of 74 speeding offences were recorded and 244 fines in the total amount of R339 400 were issued for a variety of reasons, ranging from driver offences to vehicle fitness violations.
- 158 km/h in a 120 km/h zone in the Beaufort West service area, and
- 116 km/h in a 100 km/h zone in the Laingsburg service area.
Details of road fatalities
|Date||Location of crash||Fatalities|
|Saturday, 23 September 2017||Oudtshoorn||1 driver|
|Saturday, 23 September 2017||N2 Borcherds Quarry Rd||1 pedestrian|
|Sunday, 24 September 2017||Clanwilliam||3 passengers|
|Sunday, 24 September 2017||Oudtshoorn||3 passengers|
|Sunday, 24 September 2017||N1 Worcester||1 pedestrian|