Twenty-eight Arrested at Weekend Roadblocks
On 25 and 26 July 2014, 16 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the Western Cape saw a total of 1 169 vehicles stopped as part of Provincial Traffic Services’ safety campaign.
602 drivers were screened for (being under suspicion of) driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in 26 arrests.
The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in Caledon at 1.09 mg/1000 ml, which was four times the legal limit of 0.24 mg/1000 ml.
54 vehicles were manually screened for speeding of which four speeding offences were recorded.
119 fines were issued for various traffic violations ranging from driver to vehicle fitness to the amount of R82 300.00.
The highest speed that was recorded:
- 152 km/h in a 120 km/h zone on the N1 in the Beaufort West service area.
Other Arrest: Two
- 1 x False documentation (Beaufort West).
- 1 x Reckless and negligent driving (Brackenfell).
Six fatalities were reported this weekend:
- 2 x Pedestrian (Metro)
- 2 x Driver (Metro)
- 1 x Driver (N7/ Moorreesburg)
- 1 x Driver(Villiersdorp)