The number of fatalities on the Western Cape’s roads over the Easter Weekend has dropped, with 25 people losing their lives.

This is 13 fewer than the same period in 2019.

Provincial Traffic Services conducted a total of 240 roadblocks over the four day period.

During those, they arrested just seven people for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Drivers in Cape Town, however, did less well on that score.

The City’s traffic services caught 54 people across the Metro.

The provincial department’s Jandré Bakker, says they’re encouraged by the decline in the number of fatalities.

“A total of 23 crashes occurred in the reporting period, and 25 fatalities were recorded;13 pedestrians, 8  drivers , 2 motorcyclists and 2 passengers”.