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18 lives lost on WC roads this past weekend

The transport department says more than 20 motorists were arrested for drunk driving.

Nearly 5,000 vehicles were screened for speeding over the weekend. Picture:Aletta Harrison/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape Transport Department says 18 fatalities have been recorded on the province's roads this past weekend.

In one incident, four people - all of whom are apparently related - were killed in a car crash on the N1 in the Karoo on Saturday.

The department's Byron la Hoe says more than 20 motorists have been arrested for drunk driving.

"Four thousand nine hundred and fifty three vehicles were screened for speeding and 326 offenses were recorded. A total of 258 fines, to the amount of R324 300, were also issued for various traffic offenses."

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