N1 backlog as religious pilgrims make for Limpopo

2016-03-25 09:37

Durban - The Road Traffic Management Corporation has urged motorists to drive responsibly at the start of the Easter Weekend.

RTMC spokesperson Simon Zwane said that traffic volumes on major routes were high.

He said that almost 2000 cars were passing through tollgates on the N1 bound for Limpopo, with thousands of Zionist Christian Church pilgrims bound for their holy site.

“We are very busy there on the N1. We have experienced nearly 1500 to 2000 vehicles per hour passing through the tolls. People who were working yesterday left late and some are leaving this morning,” he said.

He urged motorists to drive responsibly and take note of adverse road conditions where this applied.

“Some of the roads are slippery and we urge motorists to be cautious. We are seeing some people speeding and we want to ask everyone to travel within the speed limits.

“To those who have started drinking, we want you to stop driving under the influence of alcohol. You can wait until you reach your destination,” Zwane said.  

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