Results from Provincial Traffic Services – 27 May to 2 June 2024

5 June 2024 | SANews


Seventy people were arrested last week on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Even small amounts of alcohol can affect your judgement. If you plan to drink, please don’t drive.

Sadly, 19 pedestrians were killed last week. This is an alarmingly high number, accounting for 70% of all traffic fatalities. Our heartfelt condolences go out to those mourning their loved ones.

Provincial Traffic officers are out in full force around the clock, enforcing the law to make the roads safer for all.

Between 27 May and 2 June 2024, Western Cape Provincial Traffic officers conducted 224 integrated roadblocks, vehicle checkpoints and speed control operations. Our hard-working officers stopped and checked 30 960 vehicles across the Western Cape.

A total of 7 503 fines were issued for various traffic violations ranging from driver to vehicle fitness. Twelve vehicles were impounded and 136 were discontinued for being unroadworthy.

A total of 125 speeding offences were recorded, with the following highest speeds:

·         144km/h in a 120km/h zone
·         146km/h in a 100km/h zone
·         112km/h in an 80km/h zone
·         74km/h in a 60km/h zone

A total of 94 arrests were made for the following offences:

·         70 x driving under the influence of alcohol
·         7 x reckless and negligent driving
·         3 x speeding
·         1 x goods overloading
·         8 x possession of fraudulent documentation
·         2 x undocumented persons
·         1 x failing to furnish information
·         1 x bribery
·         1 x dealing in illegal substances

A total of 26 crashes and 27 fatalities were recorded, including:

·         3 x drivers
·         4 x passengers
·         19 x pedestrians
·         1 x person who fell off a vehicle


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