Results of Safely Home Weekend Traffic Operations
Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community Safety
The Provincial Government's Safely Home campaign continued with 3 559 vehicles having passed through various alcohol blitz roadblocks across the province during the course of the weekend.
A total of 24 drivers were apprehended for driving under the influence of alcohol after 1 167 were screened in integrated operations between Provincial Traffic, SAPS and Municipal Traffic.
The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in Vredendal at 1.48 mg/1 000 ml.
A total of 315 fines were issued for contraventions ranging from vehicle to driver fitness.
Approximately 2 236 speeding offences were recorded, with the highest speed being a driver recorded at 200 km/h in a 120 km/h zone in Brackenfell.
Two pedestrians lost their lives on the N1 after being knocked down near the Okavango turn-off and near Worcester respectively.
With tomorrow being a public holiday, many families opted for a long weekend and thousands of motorists passed through our Safely Home roadblocks.
We will continue with these and other efforts to increase safety on our roads as ultimately we need to change the behaviour of the far too many drivers who act so irresponsibly as to speed and get behind the wheel drunk.