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Nineteen Arrested for Drinking and Driving This Weekend

8 June 2015

On 5 and 6 June 2015, 26 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the Western Cape saw a total of 2 671 vehicles stopped as part of Provincial Traffic Services safety campaign. Seven road traffic fatalities were reported this weekend.

A total of 1 508 drivers were screened for (being under suspicion of) driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in 19 arrests.

The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in Mossel Bay at 1.02 mg/1 000 ml, which was four times the legal limit of 0.24 mg/1 000 ml.

A total of 7 191 vehicles were screened for speeding of which 871 speeding offences were recorded.  A total of 199 fines were issued for various traffic violations ranging from driver to vehicle fitness to the amount of R 234 450.

Highest Speeds Recorded

  • 185 km/h in a 120 km/h zone on the N1 in the Brackenfell service area.
  • 144 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N2 in the Swellendam service area.
  • 96 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the N7 in the Vredenburg service area.
  • 97 km/h in a 70 km/h zone on the N2 in the Knysna service area.

One Arrest

  • Dagga arrest in Mossel Bay.

Seven Road Traffic Fatalities Reported

Friday, 5 June 2015 

Saturday, 6 June 

Eden / Central Karoo:

Laingsburg – 2 Drivers and 3 Passengers

Greater Cape Metropole:

Kraaifontein – 1 Pedestrian

Greater Cape Metropole:

Athlone - 1 Pedestrian


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Media Enquiries: 

Byron la Hoe
Communication Officer
Department of Transport and Public Works
Tel: 021 483 9813

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