Motorists urged to be cautious on roads

The RTMC says it is expecting traffic to increase significantly over the next two days.

A taxi accident in Constantia Kloof, Roodepoort on Sunday 17 December. 2017. Twitter/@Netcare911_sa

JOHANNESBURG - The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) says it has recorded almost 2,000 vehicles an hour leaving Gauteng ahead of a busy weekend.

The RTMC says it is expecting traffic to increase significantly over the next two days.

Metro police and other law enforcement agents have been deployed strategically on major routes to monitor.

The RTMC’s Simon Zwane has urged motorists to be cautious on the roads.

“We ask people to commit themselves to being safe over this period. Those who want to drink and drive, please resist. Those who attempt to speed, don’t do it. You will be caught.”

He says drunk drivers are not the only people who will be detained by authorities.

“Pedestrians who are found walking in the roads drunk will be detained and kept at the police station until they are sober.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)