Motorists warned of accident hotspots

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has warned festive season travelers to be cautious on roads especially at what it terms as hazardous hotspots. Traffic volumes have started to increase on various national roads leading to popular holiday destinations. The RTMC spokesperson Simon Zwane, says these roads were deemed as hotspots,[…]

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More than 100 000 drivers tested for alcohol this festive season

Drunk driving has been a core focus for traffic officers patrolling national roads over the festive season, with over 100 000 drivers tested during law enforcement operations. Road Traffic Management Corporation spokesperson, Simon Zwane, said more than 924 000 vehicles have been stopped and checked at various roadblocks throughout the[…]

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Over 3000 motorists arrested over festive period so far

A total of 3078 motorists have been arrested on South African roads in the first 16 days of the festive period – December 1 to 16 – for drunken driving, speed, reckless and negligent driving, and possession of false documents, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) said on Sunday. The[…]

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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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Threats to arrest motorists are just “bully-boy” tactics: DA

The Democratic Alliance has said the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) is using “bully-boy” tactics to threaten motorists this festive season. In a statement released on Thursday, the party said that RTMC had threatened arrests in areas that contravened legislation. “In lieu of proper road safety initiatives, the RTMC has[…]

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