TRAC is disappointed to report an increase in accidents and fatalities on the N4 Toll Route this Easter, compared to the same period last year. As many as 73 accidents were recorded on the N4, from Thursday 29 March to Monday 2 April 2018. Of these, 40 occurred in South Africa and 33 in Mozambique. The number of fatalities also increased, with three fatalities recorded in the Lowveld in South Africa and one in Mozambique.
Two people died on Thursday morning, when their bakkie overturned on the Ring Road, near Mbombela and a pedestrian was killed near Sterkspruit later that day. In Mozambique, on Friday, a pedestrian died in a hit and run near the Ressano Garcia Border Post.
As expected, a major increase in traffic was recorded over the Easter weekend, with hourly counts at TRAC’s biggest and busiest South African toll plaza, Middelburg, reaching over 2 250 cars on Monday 2 April. The Ressano Garcia and Lebombo border posts also reported extremely busy conditions on Thursday, Friday and Monday, although no heavy delays were experienced.