Motorists are advised to continue to exercise caution on the roads during the long weekend, with traffic volumes remaining high on national highways.

The Johannesburg Metro Police Department says arrests have already been made due to speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol.  

JMPD’s Spokesperson Wayne Minaar, says, “There have been arrests. Many have been on the main roads, particularly on the N1 going towards Limpopo. (The road) has been very busy. So, in the southerly direction towards the Free State and the N3, also extremely busy towards KZN and then the N12 towards the North West is also busy. So, we appeal to motorists not to drive in excess of the speed limit. People are going out and drinking and then they are going onto the roads or people are drinking before embarking on trips, or long trips. So, alcohol is still a very big problem with people being arrested.” 

Travelers urged to exercise caution in this long weekend as traffic volumes expected to increase:

Traffic volumes started increasing on Thursday.

Long weekend traffic update on the N1 with Mahlako Komane: