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2015-09-07 15:03

FATAL COLLISIONS: Three people were killed in car crashes on South Africa's Western Cape roads from September 4 to 6. Image: ER24

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Cape Town - Provincial traffic services stopped 2 251 vehicles in 22 "alcohol blitz roadblocks" in the Western Cape from September 4 to 6 2015, reports the Western Cape transport department.

Three road users died on the province’s roads.

The department said: "A total of 3 376 vehicles were screened for speeding and 668 speeding offences were recorded."

Traffic violations

According to the department, 184 fines, for various traffic violations, totalling R238 700 were issued. A total of 1 299 drivers were screened for being under the influence of alcohol and 36 arrests were made.

The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in Caledon. At 1.16 mg/ 1 000ml, this is four times the legal limit of 0.24 mg/ 1 000ml.

Highest speeds recorded

 • 167 km/h in a 120 km/h zone, N1, Brackenfell.
 • 132 km/h in a 100 km/h zone, N2, Swellendam.
 • 95 km/h in an 80 km/h zone, N1, Worcester
 • 90 km/h in a 60 km/h zone, N2, Knysna.

Nine other arrests

 • One reckless and negligent driving arrest in Somerset West.
 • One intoxicated pedestrian arrest in Vredendal.
 • Two impounded vehicles arrests in Knysna.
 • Three impounded vehicles arrests in Mossel Bay.
 • Two impounded vehicles arrests in Somerset West.
 • Three road fatalities were reported – details below:

Three fatalities

 • Eden / Central Karoo
Beaufort West – One male driver and one female passenger.
 • Winelands / Overberg
Steenbrasdam, Grabouw – One female passenger.

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