Traffic volumes start to pick up

2010-12-27 14:41
Johannesburg - Traffic volumes are beginning to increase on major national roads, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) said on Monday.

"We are beginning to see a pick-up in traffic volumes," said RTMC spokesperson Ashref Ismail.

He said the volumes were increasing on the N1 between Pretoria and Polokwane.

The route from Polokwane to Beit Bridge was also buzzing.

The N4 from Pretoria to Mbombela to Maputo, and from Maputo to Pretoria was also picking up traffic; as was the N3 between Johannesburg and Durban.

Larger numbers of people were travelling along secondary routes. Ismail cautioned them to be extra careful and watch out for pedestrians, animals and potholes - as these elements had been responsible for some accidents over the festive season.

He said the higher traffic volumes on Monday could be attributed to both people returning home and those now going on holiday.

He said people would be staggering trips until New Year's Day.

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