Provincial Traffic Services in the Western Cape released the following statistics for the week of 31 January to 6 February:
- Provincial Traffic Services held 27 alcohol blitz roadblocks and Random Breath Testing operations.
- A total of 7 395 drivers were screened for (being under suspicion of) driving under the influence of alcohol, resulting in 41 arrests.
- The highest breath alcohol reading recorded was 1,28 mg/ 1 000 ml of breath in the Vredendal service area – 5 times the legal limit of 1,28 mg/ 1 000 ml.
- A total of 2 553 fines in the amount of R3 623 657 were issued for various traffic violations ranging from driver violations to vehicle fitness offences.
Provincial Traffic Services recorded 1 041 speeding offences. The highest speeds recorded were:
- 177 km/h in a 120 km/h zone on the N1 in the Beaufort West service area.
- 144 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N1 in the Worcester service area.
- 134 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the N7 in the Vredendal service area.
- 107 km/h in a 70 km/h zone in the Vredenburg service area.
Provincial Traffic Services also made 13 other arrests:
- 2 Drivers were arrested for false documentation – 1 on the N2 in the Swellendam service area, and 1 on the N1 in the Beaufort West service area.
- 2 Drivers were arrested for reckless and negligent driving – 1 on the N1 at Brackenfell and 1 in the N7 Vredendal service area.
- 3 Drivers were arrested for excessive speed in a 120 km/ h zone in the N1 Beaufort West service area. Their recorded speeds were: 177 km/h, 172 km/h and 159 km/h.
- 2 Drivers were arrested for goods overloading on the N1 in the Brackenfell service area.
- 2 People were arrested for assault and interfering with an arrest in the N1 Beaufort West service area.
- 1 Driver was arrested for possession of dagga on the N2 in the Caledon service area.
- 1 Driver was arrested for fraud on the N2 in the Mossel Bay service area.