“Gauteng traffic police call on motorists to exercise caution while driving during rainy conditions.
“Motorists are advised to maintain a safe following distance at all times. If visibility is hampered due to heavy rainfall, motorists are advised to switch on their head lamps and hazards,” said Sello Maremane, Gauteng traffic police spokesperson.
“It is important that wiper blades are in good working condition before undertaking a trip. There is also a need to adhere to the prescribed speed limit at all times and continue avoiding heavily flooded areas by making use of alternative roads, “Maremane said.
The department said it would be on high alert with rain forecast over the next few days in Gauteng, with a specific focus on low-lying areas.