Law enforcement operations have begun to ensure compliance by all road users across the country.
Traffic law enforcement agencies are monitoring any unlawful actions, which include speeding, abuse of alcohol, dangerous overtaking, vehicle fitness and pedestrian negligence.
We will hide in unmarked places to test vehicles and monitor roads— Simon Zwane, Road Traffic Management Spokesperson
Here are some of the expected peak travel times over the December 2015 to January 2016 period, issued by the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral), which manages 21 451 km of national routes. However, they don't bare any unforeseen major traffic incidents or weather conditions.
-The N1 Colesberg North will be free-flowing, except for December 19 and January 2 when there are likely to be extremely high traffic volumes.
-Traffic will likely be above average on the N1 to Polokwane on December 24; On January 3 and 10 on the N1 to Pretoria; on December 18 and 24 on the N1 to Beit Bridge; and on December 27 and January 3 on the N1 to Polokwane.
-The N3 to Durban will likely experience high traffic volumes from December 16 to 23, and December 26.
-The N3 to Johannesburg at Tugela Plaza will likely see increased traffic volumes on January 2 and 3 only.
-The N4 Pretoria to Komatipoort will likely be free-flowing with increased traffic at Makhado to Nelspruit on December 18, 23 and 24.
-The N17 Johannesburg to Ermelo will likely be free-flowing all the way through December and January.
This article first appeared on 702 : What you need to know about national roads over the holidays