SA roads busy as holiday-makers head home
By Rhodé Marshall
07 January 2008
As holiday-makers travel home after the festive season, South African roads are seeing an increase in the number of vehicles heading back to work and home.
Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) spokesperson Thandi Moya told News24 that because it has been the last weekend before everything opens or reverts to normal hours, it is understandable that the highways have become so crowded.
“High volumes are recorded mainly in Gauteng, the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal and we are expecting this to be so at least until Tuesday,” Moya said.
She added that as a measure to make travelling smoother, the RTMC decided to reduce the number of roadblocks but that this does not mean that there is no high visibility by authorities.
Transport Minister Jeff Radebe is expected to make an announcement on the number of road accidents and fatalities on Tuesday.