Easter traffic: More than 1 000 vehicles an hour leaving Gauteng

2016-03-24 16:00
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Johannesburg - More than 1 000 vehicles an hour were leaving Gauteng via different routes on Thursday afternoon, ahead of the Easter weekend, the Road Traffic Management Corporation said.

Roads around the country were busy and law enforcement agencies would "maintain high visibility", spokesperson Simon Zwane said.

In the week leading up to the Easter long weekend last year, 121 people were killed on the country's roads. This year it was 45.

"It's a good start. The early start we made has assisted."

Last week was a long weekend, the school holidays started, and it had been raining, all of which usually contributed to a high number of fatalities on the roads.

Due to the higher visibility of law enforcement officials, things had gone better.

The N3 Toll Concession on its Twitter page said it was expecting high traffic volumes on Thursday.

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