11 killed on Western Cape roads over New Year's weekend

2017-01-03 17:42
Traffic officer vehicle. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Traffic officer vehicle. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Cape Town - At least 11 people, including three passengers who were killed in a head-on collision in Noordhoek, died on Western Cape roads over the long weekend, the provincial transport department said on Tuesday.

In a statement, the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works said that five people had been killed on Saturday, one on Sunday, four on Monday, and another on Tuesday morning.

Out of the 11 killed, four were pedestrians.

The department said it was grateful for the work of traffic officers over the weekend.

"Their efforts saw two persons arrested in Worcester, one for possession of drugs, and the other for possession of abalone," a statement by the department said.

Breath testing was performed on 3 361 drivers at 25 alcohol roadblocks across the province.

A total of 3 905 vehicles were screened for speeding and 682 speeding offences were recorded.

Fines to the amount of R410 650 were issued for a variety of reasons, ranging from driver offences to vehicle fitness violations.

Last week, News24 reported that 19 people had been killed on Western Cape roads over the Christmas weekend.

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