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18 people dead in 9 Cape crashes so far this long weekend

Five people were killed earlier today in two separate crashes in the province.

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CAPE TOWN - Eighteen people have died in nine reported crashes in the Western Cape this long weekend so far.

Five people were killed earlier today in two separate crashes in the province.

Yesterday, seven people died in a single collision between Montagu and Barrydale.

Two motorbike drivers and two pedestrians are also among the dead in fatal collisions this weekend.

Provincial traffic chief Kenny Africa. “Eighteen people lost their lives between Friday morning and this morning. This is 18 fatalities too many and we don’t want any fatalities on our roads. This shows that there is a behavioural problem among our motorists.”

At the same time in Johannesburg, Metro Police say 350 motorists have been arrested in over the long weekend, thus far, for drunken driving.

Twenty-four others were taken into custody for speeding, including one motorcyclist, who was caught doing 213 kilometres per hour.

The Metro Police’s Wayne Minnaar says motorists must obey the rules of the road over the upcoming Easter long weekend.

“Motorists are reminded to exercise extra caution in order to help reduce road fatalities this long weekend.”

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