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Gauteng traffic police ready for high traffic volumes

Gauteng officials say they will start deploying more officers on freeways.

Traffic jam on the N1 South on 24 August 2012, after a major accident. Picture: Jacob Moshokoa/EWN.
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JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng traffic police say they expect to see traffic volumes on the provinces roads peak later today.

Officials say they will start deploying more officers on freeways as locals make their way back from their holiday destinations.

This long weekend drunk driving and speeding have been identified as the most common traffic offences.

Officials are again warning motorists who will be traveling that they won’t hesitate to implement the law.

Gauteng traffic police spokesperson Obed Sibasa says, “We will again deploy more resources on freeways to make sure that people travelling from different provinces are being monitored.”

Meanwhile, Western Cape traffic officials are maintaining a high presence along all major routes today.

Authorities say the N1 and N2 highways remain busy due to an influx in holiday makers across the province.

Road incidents over the Easter long weekend have already claimed at least three lives.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa says, “The first fatality took place on the N1 just outside Laingsburg, one person died in this accident. Later, on Montague Road there was another accident where the driver of a Mazda 3 lost control of the vehicle. On the N2 before the turn-off to the M5, a taxi driver lost control of his taxi.”

 

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