1 200 cars an hour stream into KZN from Joburg

2011-12-24 11:56

Johannesburg - One thousand two hundred cars are travelling from Johannesburg in the direction of KwaZulu-Natal through the Tugela Toll Plaza per hour, Johannesburg metro police said on Saturday.

Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said 1 200 cars had passed through the toll plaza between 09:00 and 10:00 on Saturday morning.

"Lower traffic volumes are leaving Johannesburg since last night (Friday) but there are officers on duty who will be monitoring all the main routes."

Meanwhile, 29 drunken drivers were arrested at roadblocks in Randburg , Soweto and Roodepoort on Friday night, said Minaar.

Those arrested had blood samples taken and were then placed in police cells. To be released, the drivers had to pay R1 000 to R1 500 in bail.

Metro police will be conducting more roadblocks around the city over the Christmas weekend.

Minnaar urged motorists not to drink and drive during festivities.

  • Gareth - 2011-12-24 12:14

    Which means JHB is overcrowded,lol

  • karl.herwig - 2011-12-24 12:55

    And I thought they were all on their way to the coast???

      Fahim - 2011-12-25 17:28

      read the article properly and make sure you understand it before you comment...!!! "from Johannesburg in the direction of KwaZulu-Natal"

  • Dudley - 2011-12-24 14:04

    As all you fat-cat Gautengers rush down to the humidity that is Durban who of you has done something for an underpriviledged family or child over this festive season? ... or does the message of Goodwill to ALL only extend to your own selfish-selves? Go on, wrap a food parcel or a gift for such a family or child and feel the true spirit of the Season !

      Oneant - 2011-12-24 15:27

      thank god we are keeping this economy floating while all you "surfer bums" have nothing better to do than harp on about good will. how much tax do you pay sir? because Gauteng contributes about 80% of this countries taxes. twat.

      Piston - 2011-12-24 15:40

      Dude...why the anger? No one pulled your chain!

  • mli.ngwane - 2011-12-24 15:01

    Bonicles! Now we Durbanites are gonna be bombarded with roadblock since everyone will be here.

  • Piston - 2011-12-24 15:38

    WOW! That's a lot of retards!

  • Lloyd De Raay - 2011-12-24 15:51

    Wow you all the festive season is not a time to fight!

  • Daft - 2011-12-24 16:14

    Ja right !! we are going to be stuck with all the "Passoppi Koppi's "

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