One pedestrian killed on N2 in Knysna over the weekend | Western Cape Government


One pedestrian killed on N2 in Knysna over the weekend

10 October 2016

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:

  • road safety talks at schools,
  • seatbelt compliance,
  • learner transport operations, and
  • scholar patrol audits and training.

Comprehensive road safety education for children requires the involvement of traffic officers, parents, teachers and other adults in a community. Together, we can set a good example for children by consistently adhering to the rules of the road.

Follow Safely Home on Twitter @WCGovSafelyHome under the hashtag #SaveKidsLives.

Media Enquiries: 

Jacques Mostert
Provincial Traffic Spokesperson
Department of Transport and Public Works
Tel: 021 483 7897
Cell: 082 820 0621

Byron la Hoe
Communication Officer
Department of Transport and Public Works
Tel: 021 483 9813
Cell: 079 281 8570

You can follow the Department of Transport and Public Works on Twitter: @WCGovTPW