5 killed in Western Cape accidents

2014-09-22 13:12

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Johannesburg - Five people died in road accidents in the Western Cape at the weekend, the provincial transport department said on Monday.

A pedestrian died in Klapmuts, a driver and two passengers were killed in Caledon, and the occupant of a vehicle in Clanwilliam, spokesperson Al-Ameen Kafaar said in a statement.

No further details were provided on the accidents, and attempts to reach Kafaar were unsuccessful.

In the statement, he said roadblocks were held across the province and 3 027 vehicles were stopped.

"A total 1 342 drivers were screened for driving under the influence of alcohol, resulting in 18 arrests," he said.

"The highest breath alcohol reading was recorded in Mossel Bay, at 1.29mg/1000ml, which was five times the legal limit of 0.24mg/1000ml."

Kafaar said 523 speeding offences were recorded, the highest being 186km/h in a 120km/h zone on the N1 in Brackenfell.

A total of 274 fines were issued for various traffic violations.

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