Errant drivers caught

A driver was arrested in Brackenfell last week, clocking up a speed of 183km/h in a 120km/h zone on the N1.

In addition to this, seven drivers in the area were arrested for various offences. These included the arrests of two drivers for goods overloading; two for bribery; one for fraud and two for presenting false documentation.

The fine issued to the speedster was one of 2 582 speeding fines issued by provincial traffic services between Wednesday March 14 and Tuesday March 20.

In total, Forensic Pathology Services data indicated that 27 people had been killed on the provinces roads during the same period.

Fourteen of them were pedestrians and two, passengers.

Provincial traffic services also held 32 roadblocks and random breath testing operations, during which 8 519 drivers were screened for being under suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, and 51 arrested.

The highest breath alcohol reading recorded was 1,31 mg/ 1 000 ml of breath in the Swellendam service area – over five times the legal limit of 0,24 mg/ 1 000 ml.

A total of 2 679 fines amounting to R3 511 251 were issued for various traffic violations ranging from driver violations to vehicle fitness offences.