Traffic volumes on N3 set to spike ahead of Christmas

Traffic volumes on N3 set to spike ahead of Christmas

The N3 Toll Concession says traffic volumes on the main route between Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal are expected to increase from Friday, 22 December 2023 as holidaymakers travel to various destinations for Christmas. 

Traffic volumes on N3 set to spike ahead of Christmas

Most of the traffic is expected from Gauteng to KwaZulu-Natal, with over 3 000 vehicles expected to pass through the toll gates during peak times.  

According to a statement released by the N3 Toll Concession, a total of 1 045 crashes were recorded on the N3 Toll Route of which 494 were light vehicle crashes, while 551 crashes involved trucks between January and November. 

The majority of these crashes (59%) were single-vehicle crashes which are mainly the result of human errors such as reckless and negligent driving, speeding, driver distraction, and/or fatigue. 

N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) Operations Manager Thania Dhoogra warns that police and metro police officers will be stationed all along the highway.  

“As we approach the weekend before Christmas, traffic volumes in the N3 Toll Route continue to be reported as busy and are likely to increase over the next few days. Busy volumes are particularly expected in the south bound direction towards KwaZulu-Natal, but motorists are advised that increases are likely in the north bound direction as well. 

“Road users are reminded that we all have a shared responsibility towards road safety and even more so during peak traffic conditions. N3TC advises all motorist to prepare in advance of any long distance trips and to make allowances for possible congestion and delays. Prepared drivers are better able to manage unexpected events in a calm and controlled manner. 

“Please drive defensively, keep your headlights on and always obey the speed limits. Remember that law enforcement officials are maintaining an increased visible presence along the entirety of the N3 Toll Route and will be conducting regular enforcement operations. 

“Buckle up, only ever drive sober and make regular stops to avoid fatigue” added Dhoogra. 


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