PEAK TRAFFIC EXPECTED ON NATIONAL ROADS AS SCHOOLS CLOSE
Traffic will begin to pick up after schools close on Friday, 14 December – the beginning of a long weekend as Monday, 17 December is a public holiday and when the construction industry shuts down.
As Christmas falls on a Tuesday, it can be expected that traffic will start peaking on the previous Friday, December 21.
Dumisani Nkabinde, Eastern Region Regional Manager for the South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL), said the official road death toll over the 2017/2018 festive season was 1 527.
Dumisani shared the following:
Even one death is one too many.
Drivers are encouraged to take a break – enjoy the scenery which KZN has to offer.
Respect the rules of the road and ensure your vehicles are roadworthy.
“Let us be kind and courteous to our fellow road users and remember that road safety is a team activity – let us help each other to ease the frustrations of heavy traffic and help and allow everyone to arrive alive at their destinations,” he said.
Commenting on national road conditions, Dumisani said the N2, which connects Cape Town with the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast along the eastern seaboard, is in great shape to handle higher traffic volumes during the coming festive season.
He said the N3 freeway between Gauteng and the KwaZulu-Natal coastal resorts is in good condition and travellers will not experience any delays caused by road works during the coming festive season.
“Road users will be able to travel the entire distance without encountering road works or having to wait for construction activities,” Dumisani said.
Motorists can visit the SANRAL website, www.nra.co.za for help in planning their journeys. SANRAL has made available a series of videos to help motorists plan on their journeys – what route to use, what to expect on the road, the estimated expenditure for tolls and rest spots on the route.
Get your e-tag
At a Customer Service Centre
Online, at http://www.sanral.co.za and opt to pick up a tag at one of your closest Customer Service Centre/ opt for the tag to be delivered to you
By phoning the Call Centre on 0800 726 725 between 6am – 10pm, 7 days and opt to pick up a tag at one of your closest Customer Service Centre/ opt for the tag to be delivered to you at a cost of R 60.00 which will be debited from your registered SANRAL Account
At selected Pick ‘n Pay stores
At selected Mainline Toll Plazas across South Africa
For more traffic updates, contact KZN Traffic Management Centre – tel 033 846 2860 and i-traffic twitter handle – @i-trafficKZN
Incidents should be reported to either the South African Police Services (10111) or the National Traffic Call Centre (NTCC) on 012 665 6075.
PR Wire ANA Agency