Twelve Killed on Western Cape Roads This Weekend | Western Cape Government



Twelve Killed on Western Cape Roads This Weekend

12 October 2015

On 9 and 10 October 2015, Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services stopped a total of 1 750 vehicles in 24 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the province. Twelve road users died on the province’s roads over the weekend.

A total of 1 083 drivers were screened for being under the influence of alcohol and 29 arrests were made.

The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in Worcester. At 1.01 mg of alcohol/ 1 000 ml of blood, this is four times the legal limit of 0.24 mg/1 000 ml.

A total of 3 099 vehicles were screened for speeding and 440 speeding offences were recorded. A total of 199 fines in the amount of R237 600 were issued for various traffic violations ranging from driver fitness to vehicle fitness infringements of the law.

Highest Recorded Speeds

  • 170 km/h in a 120 km/h zone on the N1 in the Beaufort West service area.
  • 154 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N2 in the Swellendam service area.
  • 114 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the N2 in the Mossel Bay service area.
  • 81 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on the N2 in the Knysna service area.

Eight Other Arrests

  • Two in connection with impoundments in Somerset West.
  • One in connect with impoundment in George.
  • One drunken pedestrian arrest in Knysna.
  • Two drunken pedestrian arrests in Vredendal.
  • One for false documentation in Worcester.
  • One for excessive speed in Swellendam.

Twelve Road Fatalities Reported

Friday, 9 October 2015 

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Cape Metropole

  • Manenberg - 1 pedestrian and 1 motorcyclist

Cape Winelands:

  • Wellington - 1 pedestrian

Cape Metropole

  • Kuils River -1 passenger
  • Khayelitsha - 1 pedestrian

Cape Winelands:

  • Paarl - 1 motorcyclist
  • Touws River - 1 passenger and 1 driver

Central Karoo:

  • Beaufort West - 1 driver and 2 passengers

West Coast:

  • Lutzville - 1 pedestrian


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