A preliminary report from Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services indicates that two people died on the province’s roads over the weekend. In the one incident on Saturday, a driver died after losing control of a vehicle in the N1 Klapmuts area, and in the early hours of this morning (24 April), a passenger died in a crash on the N1 between Prince Alfred and Leeu-Gamka.
Provincial traffic officers arrested 12 motorists for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol on 21 and 22 April 2017.
Breath testing was performed on 1 482 drivers at 25 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the province. The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in the Vredendal service area. At 0,97 mg of alcohol/ 1 000 ml of breath, this is over four times the legal limit of 0,24 mg/ 1 000 ml.
Four other persons were arrested:
A total of 129 speeding offences were recorded. A total of 204 fines in the amount of R248 050 were issued for a variety of reasons, ranging from driver offences to vehicle fitness violations.
The highest speeds recorded were:
|Location of crash
|Saturday, 22 April 2017
|N1 Klapmuts area
|Monday, 24 April 2017
|N1 between Prince Albert and Leeu Gamka
We urge residents and visitors of the Western Cape to be the change that they would like to see on our roads. We need to join hands to create safer roads for all. The fewer incidents on our roads, the more quickly our response agencies can attend to other emergencies. We can’t ensure road safety alone. All of us have a role to play.