Tight traffic control expected as New Year celebrations draw closer

2015-12-29 21:19
(Duncan Alfreds, Fin24)

(Duncan Alfreds, Fin24)

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Johannesburg - Traffic authorities are gearing up for tighter control ahead of New Year's Eve festivities and the end of the school holidays.

According to the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC), about a million vehicles have been stopped in roadblocks across the country.

“This festive season has been exceptionally busy for all traffic authorities in the country. They have managed to stop about a million vehicles in all roadblocks that have been set up on all the major national routes and provincial roads,” the RTMC said.

Abuse of alcohol, speeding, reckless and negligent driving have emerged as major issues contributing to the high death toll on the roads this festive season.

Members of the public are urged to call 0861 400 800 to report reckless behaviour on the roads.

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