There were nine road fatalities across the Western Cape over the weekend, four on Saturday and five on Sunday. Of the nine individuals who lost their lives, five were passengers, two were pedestrians and two were drivers.
Speaking to News24, Western Cape Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said that a total of 1 620 vehicles were stopped over the weekend and 934 drivers were tested for alcohol.
Approximately 27 of the 934 drivers were apprehended for drunken driving, with one driver measuring at more than five times over the legal limit – 1.26mg/1 000ml.
Traffic officers also arrested drivers for the possession of false documentation, fraud, overloading, reckless and negligent driving, and excessive speeding.
All in all, a total of 230 fines were issued, amounting to R350 600. A total of 268 drivers were arrested for speeding.
The highest recorded speed was 161km/h in a 120km/h zone in Beaufort West, and 117km/h in a 80km/h zone in Somerset West.