High volumes of traffic on major Gauteng routes

2015-04-06 15:32

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Johannesburg - Major routes in to Gauteng were extremely busy on Monday as the long weekend was drawing to an end, the Road Traffic Management Corporation said.

Spokesperson Simon Zwane said that between 13:30 and 14:30, around 1 700 vehicles had come into the province from the N3.

Around 2 000 had come in on the N1 from Limpopo.

"It seems many motorists are making their way into Gauteng now and that's a good thing because it's safer to travel before it gets dark," Zwane said.  

Meanwhile, the Johannesburg metro police department said the number of those arrested for various traffic offences continued to increase.

Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said 640 motorists had been arrested for drunken driving since the start of the Easter weekend.

Fifty-three others had been arrested for speeding.

He urged motorists to obey the rules of the road and adhere to the speed limit.

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