The Tshwane Metro Police Department will on Wednesday launch its festive season road operations at the N1 Carousel Plaza towards Limpopo.
Traffic volumes are expected to peak with many kick-starting their festive holidays.
The N1 artery which runs from Gauteng, through Limpopo to the Beit Bridge border post between South Africa and Zimbabwe is among the busiest in the country.
The metro police department says operations will continue throughout the festive season and will focus on limiting the number of road crashes in Tshwane.
The teams will monitor vehicle and driver fitness, driving under the influence of alcohol and other driving transgressions.
Traffic headed southbound on the N3 to Durban is expected to increase from Wednesday afternoon.
The N3 Toll Concession says that high traffic volumes and congested conditions are expected from about three o’clock ahead of the public holiday on Thursday.
Operations manager at the N3 Toll Concession, Thania Dhoogra says, “Construction activities have ceased for the year and with the exception of essential maintenance works all lanes will be fully opened to traffic over the festive season.”
“N3 toll concession encourages motorists to plan ahead of their journeys and ensure that they are informed of prevailing route conditions. Official verified updates are available by following N3 route on Twitter. Law enforcement officials are out and about on the route ensuring compliance, traffic rules and all applicable regulations.”
On Monday, the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works launched its 2021/22 festive season safety plan at the Gene Louw Traffic College in Brackenfell, Cape Town.
The province’s top 500 habitual offenders were revealed.
The highway patrol fleet has been fitted with vehicle technology that will be on the lookout for these offenders.
VIDEO: Western Cape Department of Transport launches the 2021/22 festive season safety plan:
Additional reporting by Minoshni Pillay.