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

2016-03-24 16:00


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

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.

Read more on:    johannesburg

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.