Gauteng traffic officers deployed to monitor roads as holidaymakers enter and leave the province

Gauteng traffic police have been deployed to monitor traffic on major routes both in and out of the province as holidaymakers take advantage of the Easter long weekend. The Easter weekend typically marks one of the busiest and often deadliest periods on South Africa’s roads. Last year, people weren’t able to travel as the country’s lockdown restrictions prohibited interprovincial movement. As a result, there was a significant reduction in the 2020 Easter road death toll. Roads in Gauteng are expected to be heavily congested today.