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Hotspots on Cape's notorious N2 highway pinpointed

A priority committee says it’s identified seven spots on the N2 that motorists should be aware of.

Police and forensic experts at the scene where a police officer was stabbed to death in an attack on the N2 highway. Picture: Natalie Malgas/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A priority committee established to tackling crime on the N2 highway says it's identified seven hotspots motorists should be aware of.

The Western Cape government together with the City of Cape Town, South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral), Airports Company South Africa, and SAPS have teamed up to curb crime and illegal activity on the N2.

The committee says Sanral recorded close to 3,500 incidents on the N2 from May to September.

It says 88% of the incidents were linked to stationary vehicles along the highway, less than 10% involved car accidents while one percent was crime related.

The city's Robbie Roberts said motorists should be cautious, particularly when driving along these dangerous parts of the highway.

"We've identified seven bridges on the N2. Jakes Gerwel, Borchards Quarry, Duinefontein Road, Pine, Nieuw Road, Baden Powell and Macassar. Those are the seven hotspot areas and then the areas between those bridges."