One pedestrian killed on N2 in Knysna over the weekend
A preliminary report from Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services indicates that a pedestrian died on the province’s roads over the weekend.
Provincial traffic officers arrested 15 motorists for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol on 7 and 8 October 2016.
- Four were arrested in the Worcester service area,
- two in Mossel Bay,
- two in George,
- two in Knysna,
- one in Brackenfell,
- one in Laingsburg,
- one in Somerset West,
- one in Swellendam, and
- one in Caledon.
Breath testing was performed on 1 939 drivers at 26 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the province. The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in the Swellendam service area. At 1,07 mg of alcohol/ 1 000 ml of breath, this is four times over the legal limit of 0,24 mg/ 1 000 ml.
Eight arrests were made:
- two in connection with false documentation in Worcester,
- two in connection with bribery in Brackenfell,
- two for excessive speed in Beaufort West,
- one in connection with overloading in Swellendam, and
- one for reckless and negligent driving in Worcester.
A total of 6 381 vehicles were screened for speeding and 470 speeding offences were recorded. Fines in the amount of R261 400 were issued for a variety of reasons, ranging from driver offences to vehicle fitness violations.
Highest speeds recorded
- 163 km/h in a 120 km/h zone in the Beaufort West service area,
- 153 km/h in a 100 km/h zone in the Worcester service area, and
- 104 km in an 80 km/h zone in the Somerset West service area.
Details of road fatalities
|Date||Location of crash||Fatalities|
|Saturday, 8 October 2016||N2 Knysna||1 pedestrian|
During October, the Department of Transport and Public Works will be focusing on child road safety including: