Long weekend road accidents claim 10 lives

Long weekends and the holiday season are well-known for being dangerous times on South Africa’s roads. Despite Traffic authorities best efforts, accidents and drunk driving continued to claim lives this weekend. According to EWN, at least 10 people have been killed on Western Province roads since the start of the weekend.[…]

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All hands on deck for the Xmas long weekend

With an increase in local and international holiday makers in Cape Town, authorities are bracing themselves for congestion at the Mother City’s roads and beaches over the long weekend. While Cape Town’s strong south easterly wind has kept visitor numbers down at beaches and swimming pools since the start of December,[…]

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Heavy traffic expected as holidaymakers return home

Heavy traffic is expected on Monday on major routes around the country, as many holidaymakers return home from the coast or inland resorts. Many companies and businesses will re-open on Tuesday after the festive season break. The N1 from the Western Cape to inland provinces and the N3 from KwaZulu[…]

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SA festive roads prove deadlier than ever

The number of people who have died on the country’s roads since the start of December is already higher than last year, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said on Tuesday. “There are 845 fatalities recorded since 1- 19 December 2016, with an increase of 17% in comparison to the previous year’s[…]

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Expect long delays on the road this week: RTMC

Motorists should expect long delays on the road this week due to the end-of-holiday traffic rush, the Road Traffic Management Corporation said on Monday. More than 1 000 vehicles an hour were passing points along the country’s major roads, including the N3 and N1, spokesperson Simon Zwane said. Over 1[…]

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Motorists behaving better

Motorists seem to be behaving better on the roads this Easter as fewer people have died in accidents on the eve of the long weekend compared to the same period last year, according to the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) on Friday. “A total of 40 people had died from[…]

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