DURING the lockdown so far, Western Cape Traffic arrested 83 motorists for various offences and issued 821 fines worth R1,337,100 for traffic violations ranging from driver to vehicle fitness.
Other arrests resulted from driving under the influence of alcohol, excessive speeding or reckless and negligent driving; 107 speeding offences were recorded.
From April 27 to May 3, the Western Cape had a total of 282 integrated roadblocks and checkpoints across the province, which resulted 10,998 vehicles being stopped and checked. Four vehicles were impounded and 33 vehicles discontinued for not being roadworthy.
During the same period, 10 fatalities and were crashes were recorded: Struisbaai - 1 Driver and 4 Passengers, Gugulethu - 1 Passenger, Ladismith - 1 Passenger, Grabouw - 1 Pedestrian, Philippi East - 1 Driver, Parow - 1 Pedestrian.
The highest speeds recorded were 172km/h in a 120-zone, 135km/h in a 100-zone, and 119km/h in an 80-zone. A total of 155 fines were issued to the value of R235,400:
87 x Failure to confine to place of residence,
16 x Exceeding the carrying capacity of 70%,
20 x Exceeding the carrying capacity of 60%,
22 x Travelling without an essential-service worker permit,
8 x Movement between metropolitan districts,
2 x Movement between provinces.
National Disaster Management regulation arrests included 57 x Failure to confine to the place of residence, 2 x Travelling without an essential-service worker permit, and 4 x Movement between provinces perpetrators.