N3 Toll Route | Traffic Update | Wednesday, 21 December 2022 — Safe driving: Keep your eyes and mind on the road

21 December 2022 | From Arrive Alive


With peak traffic conditions expected on the N3 Toll Route later this week, N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) reminds motorists that inattention is a primary contributory factor to road crashes. 

Split seconds make all the difference 

Glances away from the road may have severe detrimental effects. Drivers often cite a loss of concentration or distractions as the cause of crashes. 

“Safe driving requires that you focus your undivided attention on a multitude of sensory stimulants, and that you are able to make sound decisions in rapidly changing environments,” explains Thania Dhoogra, operations manager of N3TC. 

“Avoid distractions, such as using your mobile devices or allowing interferences from your passengers, while you are driving. Make sure that you stay alert at all times, and take regular breaks to rest and refresh yourself, especially when your concentration starts to wane,” ends Ms Dhoogra. 

Plan your route carefully and stay informed of road and traffic conditions up ahead. 

Traffic volumes, the time of day or night, weather conditions, emergency situations and general road conditions impact on safety, mobility and convenience on the road.

It is advisable to travel outside of peak periods, when volumes are high and the demands on drivers escalate. Careful planning helps you to avoid a last-minute rush or late-night driving.

Traffic forecast

The forecast below provides an indication of the expected traffic volumes and peak conditions on the N3 Toll Route in a southbound direction (towards KwaZulu-Natal) this week. 

Slow-moving conditions are expected when traffic volumes are high. High (heavy) volumes constitute more than 1500 vehicles per hour in a particular direction.

Friday, 23 December 2022
• BUSY from 12h00 to 15h00
• HIGH VOLUMES/SLOW PACE from 15h00 to 18h00
• BUSY from 18h00 to 21h00

Saturday, 24 December 2022
• BUSY from 06h00 to 09h00
• HIGH VOLUMES/SLOW PACE from 09h00 to 15h00
• BUSY from 15h00 to 18h00

Stay up to date

N3TC aims to improve general road safety by making advance traffic information available to all road users. “Our real-time traffic updates help ensure road users are better-informed in order to make safer choices. We encourage you to heed all sign-posted speed limits and warnings on the road. Ask your passengers to stay in touch via @N3Route on Twitter or to contact us on our 24-hour N3 Helpline on 0800 63 4357,” ends Ms Dhoogra.

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