Reports of truck accidents on the N3.

Truck collisions are rife on the N3 because of the massive number of trucks transporting goods between Gauteng and KZN.

The N3 freeway links the port of Durban to Johannesburg, the commercial capital of South Africa, hence the truck traffic plus other vehicles makes the N3 a very busy highway.

The main cause of truck accidents on the N3 is driver fatigue as many of them work under immense pressure to meet targets.

These accidents usually happen on hills, high traffic zones and areas prone to adverse weather.

Hotspots for truck accidents on N3 are:

  • Key Ridge in Pinetown
  • Townhill in Pietermaritzburg
  • Howick
  • Lions River
  • Mooi River
  • Estcourt
  • Bergville
  • Tugela
  • Van Reenen’s Pass
  • Montrose in Free State
  • Harrismith in Free State
  • Wardens, Free State
  • Villiers, Free State
  • Heidelburg in Gauteng