RTMC: Major routes extremely busy as Easter begins

More than 1,500 vehicles have been recorded hourly on the N3 to KwaZulu Natal and the N1 heading towards Limpopo.

FILE: A general view of traffic on the N3 Toll Concession. Picture: @N3Route/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) says major routes around the country are already extremely busy as people make their way to their Easter holiday destinations.

More than 1,500 vehicles have been recorded hourly on the N3 to KwaZulu Natal and the N1 heading towards Limpopo.

The RTMC says buses are expected to add to traffic volumes on Thursday evening as people leave for religious pilgrimages.

The RTMC's Simon Zwane said: “We are keeping an eye on them, there are traffic officers all along all the major routes. But it’s also now in the hands of all the people who will be using the roads. The drivers, we are asking them to make sure please that the vehicles are roadworthy.”