“Plan ahead,” advises N3TC
With the annual high traffic volumes along the N3 during December, the N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) and its partners are taking every precaution to make the route as safe as possible during this busy period.
Andy Visser, marketing manager of N3TC, advises: “Motorists should ensure they have essential provisions – such as chronic medication, baby necessities, food and water – to cope with the eventuality of protracted delays.
“They should also allow extra travel time at peak times, and keep in mind that weather conditions can change quickly, causing roads to be wet and visibility poor. Weather forecasts for the entire route should be checked before departure.”
Motorists can expect the following support services and road safety initiatives along the N3 Toll Route:
• Strict law enforcement along entire route and traffic check points on key dates;
• Random checks for roadworthiness of vehicles;
• Random testing of drivers, who may be under the influence of alcohol or other substances;
• Enforcement of public transport compliance;
• Medical services with intermediate and/or advanced life-support units at strategic points;
• Medical rescue units and air ambulances will be on standby;
• Humanitarian groups will also be on standby for major crashes and post-crash care support to crash victims; and
• Disaster and rescue trailers will be placed at strategic locations.
Before leaving home, motorists are advised to obtain the latest road conditions for the N3 Toll Route. This will help them to avoid unexpected delays on their journeys.
Motorists can contact the 24-hour N3TC Route Control Centre on 0800 63 4357 (0800 N3 HELP) or talk to N3TC on Twitter @N3Route.
More information can be found at www.n3tc.co.za.