Traffic picks up on N3 as holiday makers return home

Traffic picks up on N3 as holiday makers return home

High traffic volumes are expected from Sunday as the festive season draws to a close.

N3 Toll Route Official Route
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Traffic volumes on the N3 Toll Route are expected to rise steeply in a northbound direction towards Gauteng from Sunday, as holiday makers start to return home.

"Peak traffic conditions are expected to continue on Monday, " says spokesperson for the N3 Toll Concession, Thanya Dhooghra.

"N3TC appeals to motorists to adhere to the rules and to remain patient and alert at all times. 

"Slow-moving traffic and delays can be frustrating and tiring, which in turn could lead to drivers losing focus and attention.   

"Lapses in concentration negatively impact on driving skills; when drivers fail to pay attention, they often don’t notice potential risks timeously and are slow to react. 

"Avoid making unintended mistakes and causing harm, by planning ahead, making provision for possible delays, and taking regular rest stops.

The South African Weather Service says severe weather conditions may be experienced in areas along the N3.

"Road users are reminded to reduce their speed and increase following distances under these conditions, and always keep driving lights on to increase visibility," says Dhooghra.


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