Drivers urged to be responsible on the roads

Drivers urged to be responsible on the roads

As motorists make their way to various destinations for today's Heritage Day holiday and for the long weekend, traffic authorities are calling for extra caution to be exercised on the roads.


The N3 Toll Concession says traffic volumes on the busy route between Durban and Johannesburg began peaking yesterday afternoon.

The concession's Andy Visser has urged motorists to drive during the daytime where possible.

She says it's also extremely important to slow down and abide by the rules of the road.

"Changing your driving patterns to suit the conditions - if it's raining or there are misty conditions, slow down even more. Expand the distance between you and the car in front of you. That certainly should prevent any kind of unnecessary incident. Be prepared that there will be a lot of traffic," she advised.

The N3 Toll Concession says statistics have shown that between January and June this year, 66% of light vehicle crashes on the N3 were caused by human error.

Human error further contributed to 77% of crashes that involved trucks during the same period.

The concession says there will be law enforcement activities during long weekend. 

Officials will be conducting breathalyzer tests, speed enforcement and vehicle fitness inspections. 

(File Photo)

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