The RTMC urges drivers to be cautious when returning home from holiday destinations
9 April 2012
Many holiday makers are returning home after their Easter weekend getaways.
The Road Traffic Management Corporation can confirm that traffic volumes around the country’s major arterial routes from the N1 south from Polokwane towards Pretoria, the N3 from Durban towards Johannesburg, the N4 from Nelspruit towards Pretoria and the N2 from Cape Town to Sir Lowry’s Pass are all experiencing free traffic volumes.
The RTMC’s spokesperson Ashraf Ismail said most of the routes are in excess of 2500 vehicles per hour.
He added that they are appealing to all road users to exercise extreme caution.
Rain has been forecast in many parts of the country and the RTMC wants all motorists to use their headlights at all times.
Ismail said they want motorist to obey all traffic rules, to observe the two second following distances and to be buckled up at all times.
From the start of the Easter weekend 109 people have died on the country’s roads.