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Thirteen People Killed on Western Cape Roads This Weekend

27 July 2015

Thirteen people died in crashes this weekend on Western Cape Roads.

And drunk driving continues to be a problem. Twenty-eight people were arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. Six others were arrested for alleged false documents and reckless and negligent driving. Three drivers who had their vehicles impounded were among the six people arrested.

Twenty-two alcohol blitz roadblocks across the Western Cape saw a total of 2 261 vehicles stopped as part of Provincial Traffic Services safety campaign. A total of 1 484 drivers were screened for (being under suspicion of) driving under the influence of alcohol.

The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in Worcester at 1.48 mg/1 000 ml, which was six times the legal limit of 0.24 mg/1 000 ml.

A total of 10 211 vehicles were screened for speeding of which 1 557 speeding offences were recorded.  Officials issued 184 fines for various traffic violations ranging from driver to vehicle fitness to the amount of R 230 950.

Highest Speeds Recorded

  • 177 km/h in a 120 km/h zone on the N1 in the Brackenfell service area.
  • 123 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N2 in the Caledon service area.

Six Other Arrests

  • 1 x False Documentation Arrest (Worcester).
  • 1 x Impoundment Arrest (Somerset West).
  • 3 x Impoundment Arrest (Oudtshoorn).
  • 1 x Reckless and Negligent Driving Arrest (Worcester).

This weekend 13 fatalities were reported:

(0 x Pedestrians, 5 x Passengers, 7 x Drivers, 1 x Motorcyclist)

Friday, 24 July 2015 Saturday 25 July 2015 

Sunday 26 July 2015 

Greater Cape Metropole:

  • Harare – 1 Male Driver, 2 Male Passengers
  • Mowbray – 1 Female Driver



Greater Cape Metropole:

  • Macassar – 1 Male Driver
  • Khayelitsha – 1 Male Driver



Greater Cape Metropole:

  • Simons Town – 1 Male Motorcyclist
  • Khayelitsha – 1 Male Driver




Eden / Central Karoo:

  • Albertinia – 1 Male Passenger

West Coast:

  • Yzerfontein – 1 Male Driver

West Coast:

  • Citrusdal – 1 Male Passenger, 1 Female Passenger

West Coast:

  • Atlantis – 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

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