Law enforcement officers will be increased across major routes ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations. The N3 Toll Concession says while there are no incidents disrupting traffic on the N3 between KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, traffic has increased towards both provinces.
Some holidaymakers are already making their way back home from the coast after Christmas to usher in the new year on New Year’s Eve.
“Traffic is flowing southbound towards Kwazulu-Natal, but some traffic is also being recorded travelling northbound towards Gauteng. Ahead of the upcoming New Year, law enforcement is increasing efforts to ensure that motorists and vehicles are compliant. Motorists are urged to ensure that they adhere to all regulations. Never drive while intoxicated and never text and drive,” says Thania Dhoogra, N3 Toll Concession Operations Manager.
N3 freeway traffic update: Thania Doogra
With more heavy rainfall predicted across the country, traffic authorities are warning motorists to exercise caution on the roads. Some holidaymakers are already making their way back from the coast to inland areas ahead of the ushering in of the new year on Friday.
Gauteng traffic police say many roads are wet and slippery. They have urged motorists to drive with caution.
“Motorists must adhere to the prescribed speed limit at all times. Pedestrians must cross the roads only when it is safe to do so. Motorists must maintain a safe following distance as some roads must be wet. Public transport operators such as buses and taxis are urged not to overload their vehicles,” says Sello Maremane, Spokesperson.
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