GEORGE NEWS - Provincial and municipal traffic officers, local police, law enforcement, ER24 paramedics and Metro Ambulance Services all took part in a joint operation on Sunday 15 December.
During the operation, 103 vehicles were stopped on the N2 between George and the Herold's Bay turn-off. All of 24 fines to the value of R39 500 were handed out and three vehicles were removed from the road due to not being roadworthy.
One person was also arrested for drunk driving at approximately 09:00. According to George provincial traffic chief, Quinton Williams, operations like these will continue throughout the festive season.
In the Western Cape a total of 2 495 vehicles were stopped and 1 118 drivers tested for alcohol. According to Western Cape provincial traffic chief, Kenny Africa, 46 people were arrested for drunken driving. The highest recorded reading of 1,11mg/1 000ml, four times over the legal limit, was in Mossel Bay.
One person from George, one from Knysna and five others from elsewhere in the province were arrested for bribery.
A total of 544 fines with a value of R939 350 were issued and the highest speed recorded was 157km/h in a 120 zone in Brackenfell. Eleven fatalities were reported for 13 and 14 December.
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