15 Jul Drive Responsibly During Road Construction
Trans African Concessions (TRAC) urges N4 Toll Route users to drive responsibly when in or near construction zones, to ensure their and road workers’ safety.
TRAC prides itself on offering world-class road infrastructure on the N4 Toll Route between Tshwane and Maputo (Mozambique). To ensure this routine maintenance, road rehabilitation and major upgrades are regularly required.
Although TRAC takes extreme care to ensure that road construction zones are safe, the fact remains that these zones are hazardous. Speeding, impatient drivers and traffic congestion are just some of the elements that create major risks for road users and workers.
Construction zones, also known as Cone Zones, are demarcated in numerous ways, with the use of cones, barriers and relevant signage. In addition, signage is always visible before and after construction sites to warn motorists in advance that the road is under construction or that they are exiting the construction area.
As the safety of our road users and contractors is a priority for us, we encourage road users to be responsible at all road construction sites by practising the following road safety principles:
- Obey speed restrictions.
- Stay alert.
- Don’t overtake.
- Keep acceptable following distances (remember the seven-second braking distance rule).
- Be patient.
- Be sensible. Don’t try and squeeze into gaps between other vehicles and stay on the demarcated section of the road.
- Expect the unexpected. Lanes may be reduced or deviated, and construction vehicles and workers may be working on or near the road, so be prepared.
- Expect and plan for delays.
Should you experience any problems at construction areas along the N4 Toll Route, or require additional information, we urge you to call TRAC’s 24-hour Helpdesk on 0800 87 22 64/082 881 4444 (RSA) or +258 84 34 34 34 6 (Moz) or send an email to email@example.com.
Solange Soares Nicholson
Tel: +2713 755 3316 (switchboard)