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2015
(Western Cape Government)

Sixteen Killed on Western Cape Roads This Weekend

29 June 2015

Sixteen people died on Western Cape roads in different crashes this weekend. Forty-one people were arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. Three others were arrested for false documents, reckless and negligent driving.

This weekend’s 25 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the Western Cape saw a total of 2 288 vehicles stopped as part of Provincial Traffic Services safety campaign.

A total of 1 306 drivers were screened for (being under suspicion of) driving under the influence of alcohol.

The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in Worcester at 1.28 mg/1 000 ml, which was five times the legal limit of 0.24 mg/1 000 ml.

A total of 7 280 vehicles were screened for speeding of which 1 092 speeding offences were recorded.  Three-hundred and thirty six (336) fines were issued for various traffic violations ranging from driver to vehicle fitness to the amount of R 389 850, 00.

A total of 144 vehicles were stopped and 35 of those drivers were forced to rest as part of a fatigue management exercise. The exercise took place from 21:00, Friday (26/06/2015) to 06:00, Sunday (28/06/2015). The exercise was held between Laingsburg and Beaufort West.

Highest Speeds Recorded:

  • 174 km/h in a 120 km/h zone on the N1 in the Brackenfell service area.
  • 136 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N2 in the Swellendam service area.

Sixteen Fatalities Reported:

Friday, 26 June 2015

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Eden / Central Karoo

  • Laingsburg – 1 Male Driver, 1 Male Passenger

Metro region:

  • Claremont – 1 Female Driver
  • Kleinvlei – 1 Male Driver
  • Harare – 1 Male Pedestrian
  • West Coast
  • Vredendal – 1 Male Driver

Eden District:

  • George – 1 Female Passenger

Cape Winelands:

  • Klipheuwel road – 1 Female Driver
  • Stellenbosch – 1 Male Cyclist
  • Paarl – 1 Male Driver
  • Paarl – 1 Female passenger

Metro:

  • Mowbray – 1 Male Driver
  • Maitland – 1 Male Driver
  • Harare – 1 Female Driver
  • Harare – 1 Female Passenger
  • Kraaifontein – 1 Male Driver

 

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Media Enquiries: 

Al-Ameen Kafaar
Head of Communications
Department of Transport and Public Works
Tel: 021 483 9653
Cell: 083 383 3317
E-mail:Al-Ameen.Kafaar@westerncape.gov.za

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