Durban July road safety blitz

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula will inspect law enforcement efforts on the N3 Highway in Heidelberg on Thursday ahead of the Vodacom Durban July.

The horsing-racing event and related festivities will take place on the weekend of 6 July 2019. The spectacle attracts thousands of revellers, many of which commute by road via the N3 highway.

The Minister’s inspection this afternoon will serve as a preventative measure. It is aimed at fortifying law enforcement officials and deterring motorists from errant driving.

About 16 000 vehicles travel on the N3 between Heidelberg and Cedara daily; the volumes increase to 30 000 a day during peak holiday periods. On average, there are three crashes a day along that stretch of road. –