Traffic volumes increasing on major roads. Image: Arrive Alive.

High traffic volumes to be expected on major roads of the country

Traffic volumes are expected to pick as the Easter long weekend ends. Drivers are urged to travel during the day and avoid night trips.


Traffic volumes increasing on major roads. Image: Arrive Alive.

High traffic volumes are expected as the Easter weekend comes to an end as many are travelling back to their respective destinations.

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Traffic volumes in Limpopo

A lot of activity was picked up on the N1, southbound towards Gauteng, the R101, R71, R81, the R579 from Lebowakgomo to Apelcross, and D4100 from Apelcross to Groblersdal and Marblehall.

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Other areas within the province are reporting low to moderate traffic. All busy roads are being monitored by traffic officers on visible patrol. 

Drivers traveling back out of the province are advised to leave their departure points early.

This is preferably during the daytime, and not drive at night, as the majority of the accidents occur at night when visibility is impaired.

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Drivers are urged to drive with caution and avoid the use of a cell phone whilst driving.

Also maintain a safe following distance, take regular breaks, and look out for pedestrians at all times.

Road blocks and police visibility

As part of road safety campaigns that were launched ahead of the Easter weekend, police visibility is still a priority on the roads.

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In KZN, members of the road safety at the Mooi River Plaza are engaging with motorists.

This is to intensify the call to action for road safety compliance from all road users.

Road Safety officer on duty at the Mooi River Plaza in KZN. Image: Twitter/@Dotransport

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Deputy Minster of Transport Lisa Mangcu will visit the multi agency roadblock at Engen Garage, Grasmere today, 10 April 2023.

She will be accompanied by Gauteng MEC for Community Safety Ms Faith Mazibuko.