Alert: Roadway Security on N1 and N4
Location: N4 East between Solomon Mahlangu on-ramp and the Diamond Hill Toll Plaza, as well as the N4 West towards Rustenburg from the N1 interchange.
Event: Police and media report criminals have used homemade devices placed in roadways to disable vehicle tires on N4 East between Solomon Mahlangu on-ramp and the Diamond Hill Toll Plaza, as well as the N4 West towards Rustenburg from the N1 interchange. The intention is to rob motorists who pull over after their vehicles are disabled.
Actions to Take:
Minimize or avoid driving on the impacted area at night.
Maintain vigilance on road conditions. The devices are often camouflaged in plastic bags or trash.
If your tire is deflated, DO NOT PULL OVER, and instead drive slowly and carefully to a safe area.
United States Consulate General Johannesburg
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