WC traffic executes mega roadblock

Traffic officials stopped nearly 2, 400 drivers at the weekend in 24 roadblocks across CT. Picture: Sapa
CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Traffic officials said since Saturday they have arrested 21 drivers on the provinces roads for driving under the influence of alcohol. 

Officials set up 24 roadblocks and stopped almost 2, 400 drivers – half of whom were tested for possible drunken driving.

At least 884 people were fined for exceeding the speed limit.

Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said the highest speed was 175 kilometres an hour in a 120 zone the N1 near Laingsburg.

He said a motorcyclist was killed in an accident on the Hermon road in the Boland and a driver died after losing control of his car on the N1 near Brackenfell.

Officials also arrested five people for possession of dagga while three taxi drivers were driving without the requisite permits.

He said a driver was caught on the N2 near Knysna driving 104 kilometres an hour in a 60 zone.

“We stopped 2376 vehicles in these road blocks and 1131 drivers were tested for alcohol.”

(Edited by Tamsin Wort)