ROAD ACCIDENT STATISTICS (N4 Toll Route: April holiday period)
(N4 Toll Route – these statistics are for the existing N4 Toll Route from Pretoria to Maputo)
120 accidents were recorded on the N4 Toll Route during April 2009. These include 86 accidents in South Africa and 34 in Mozambique.
The majority of these accidents (SA and Mozambique) were single vehicle accidents (50) followed by head-tail collisions (27) and then head-side accidents (20).
During April the main cause of accidents was negligent driving. Other causes during the same period include:
Blow-out of tyres
Slow moving traffic
It is helpful to bear the above in mind and take the necessary precautionary measures to minimise the likelihood of causing an accident.
Expected peak traffic dates
Friday and Saturday afternoons
July school holiday
Prior, during and after the Innibos Arts Festival in Nelspruit (July 01 – 05)
TRAC’S ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE TEAMS KEEP YOU SAFE
Trans African Concessions offer a breakdown and rescue service, called TRACassist on the N4 Toll Route between Pretoria and Komatipoort. With this service, TRAC hopes to add value to the experience of its motoring community. “No-one knows when their vehicles might breakdown and leave them stranded along the side of the road.
The TRACassist team will come to your rescue when you need it most, and will remain with you until your vehicle can move again, or has been towed away,” says TRAC’s CEO, Arthur Coy. They can’t perform specialised mechanical services, but will call out the correct service providers which are charged to the user.
During the first two months of 2009, TRAC has already assisted 305 road users with problems ranging from mechanical breakdowns, flat tyres and empty fuel tanks. “It is our aim to ensure that everybody remains safe.
Call TRACassist during emergencies, when in distress, or to report hazardous incidents.
0800 TRAC N4 (0800 8722 64)