Traffic flows into Gauteng are expected to peak on Wednesday as holiday makers return home.

Traffic volumes started increasing on major roads across country from Tuesday with the N1, N3 and N4 experiencing the heaviest traffic heading into Gauteng.

The province has already exceeded the road fatalities compared with the same period last year.

Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) spokesperson Busaphi Nxumalo says speeding on the road remains a major problem.

Nxumalo says they will continue to clampdown on reckless drivers.

“Our roads are busy and people are not behaving on the road. We had more fatalities more especially when it comes to pedestrian,” says Nxumalo.

“Last year, we had more passengers dying on our roads but this year an increase was on the drivers. That tells you again we’ve got a challenge in the province which is driver behaviour. People are not behaving on our roads. From the first until the 31st more than 177 speedsters were arrested in the province,” says Nxumalo.

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