Some motorists were also arrested for possession of false documents.
A total of 258 roadblocks have been carried out across the country between the period of December 1 and December 16.
A total of 152 243 fines have been issued to drivers for transgressions such as not wearing wearing seat belts or talking on their cellphone while driving.
“High traffic volumes were experienced on December 15 and 16 when factory workers and migrants began their journeys to the countryside and coastal areas.”
Over 2 000 cars per hour were recorded as having passed the toll at the N3 South towards the coast on those days.
Zwane said the second peak travel period was expected to occur on Friday, December 23, as people headed to places of worship for Christmas.
Traffic law enforcement measures would be intensified over this time.
“Motorists are urged to exercise caution, be aware of pedestrians and respect the rules of the road.”