Heavy traffic expected on Monday as holidaymakers head home

Heavy traffic expected on Monday as holidaymakers head home

Transport Minister Blade Nzimande has warned motorists to expect an increase in traffic volumes on main routes such as the N1, N3 and N4 on Monday.

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Nzimande will be joining the road safety activation on the N3 Marianhill Toll Plaza in KwaZulu-Natal. 

He urged motorists travelling long distances today to avoid fatigue by taking safety breaks every two hours or every 200 km.

The minister’s spokesperson Ismail Mnisi says Nzimande has also urged motorists to cooperate with law enforcement authorities and emergency service personnel. 

"The minister calls upon all motorists to avoid driving under the influence of alcohol, adhere to speed limit, avoid using cell phones while driving, ensure that their vehicles are roadworthy and to buckle up.

“He has also extended his heartfelt condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones on the road this weekend and a speedy recovery to all those in hospital,” says Mnisi.

Motorists might also need more travel time due to the rainy weather in parts of the country. 

Parts of Gauteng, Free State, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and Western Cape will continue to experience severe weather conditions with strong winds, rain and slippery conditions which may affect the visibility of vehicles on the road.

"Always have a clear vision, only drive when well rested, and listen to national and local radio on the announcement of the weather conditions,” says Mnisi. 

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