The KwaZulu-Natal Transport Department says traffic police have been deployed on various highways and major routes as people make their way back home after spending the long weekend in Durban. Spokesperson KwaNele Ncalane has advised motorists to exercise extreme caution on the roads as traffic volumes increase.
"Currently there is no major accident reported, but we want to warn that our police officers are out there. We have operations that we are conducting in various parts of the province - we are conducting road-blocks and other operations - we will continue with the same pace."
Provincial Road Traffic Inspectorate spokesperson Zinhle Mngomezulu says while numbers through the toll gates are steady for now, these can be expected to increase later today. She says so far there have been no incidents.
Mngomezulu says, however, that a twenty-five year old attorney has been arrested for speeding on the N3 northbound at Ellingham. She says the attorney attempted to avoid arrest by requesting a fine from the officers.
"He was nabbed doing 181km/hour on the N2 northbound at Ellingham. We were made to understand that he tried to persuade our officers not to arrest him, but to give him a fine. He was taken to Scottburgh where he was detained. He was released on bail of R2 000. He is going to appear before the Scottsburg Magistrates Court tomorrow," says Mngomezulu.