A vehicle was engulfed in flames on the N1 Outbound highway near the Jip de Jager ramp in Cape Town, causing traffic delays but no reported injuries or fatalities.
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A serious incident occurred on the N1 Outbound highway after the Jip de Jager ramp, where a vehicle caught fire.
This resulted in the closure of two lanes, leading to significant traffic delays. Fortunately, there were no injuries or fatalities reported.
Regardless, motorists have been advised to exercise caution while driving in the area.
With the festive season approaching, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has emphasised the importance of safety for freight and public transport operators.
They urged operators to ensure that their drivers are fit for the road and that vehicles are roadworthy. This reminder comes at a crucial time when road traffic is expected to increase significantly.
The RTMC has also advised all motorists to check their vehicles for roadworthiness. This includes renewing vehicle licence discs and repairing defects like cracked windows, worn-out wipers, smooth tyres, and ineffective brakes.
The organisation highlighted that tyre bursts and wet surfaces are significant factors in fatal road collisions, underscoring the need for well-maintained brakes and tyres.