It’s been another horror weekend on the province’s roads, with at least 9 people now confirmed dead.
Five of those were pedestrians.
Of deep concern to authorities is that 25 people were arrested for drunk driving.
They’re also worried that, with a taxi having been involved in a serious accident on the N1 about 20 km outside Beaufort West yesterday evening, the weekend death toll may still climb.
Provincial Traffic Chief, Kenny Africa, says there were at least eight separate fatal accidents.
This is despite a stepped-up roadblock campaign.
Africa says, “2 021 drivers were tested for alcohol … the highest reading was in Caledon. This driver was nearly 6 times over the legal limit.”