Bump causes crash

2016-11-09 06:01
An unmarked speed bump led to a minor accident when this double cab bakkie collided with a Toyota Tazz from behind. Photo: Boipelo Mere

An unmarked speed bump led to a minor accident when this double cab bakkie collided with a Toyota Tazz from behind. Photo: Boipelo Mere

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Concerns had been raised about the speed bumps that are not clearly marked in the streets of Galeshewe.

One of the bumps led to a minor accident in front of the Zingiza Primary School, Montshiwa, on Thursday (03/11) night.

The driver of a double cab bakkie drove into the back of a Toyota Tazz that was driving in front of it, as the bakkie driver was unaware of the newly-built speed bump.

The bumps have been painted, but do not have any yellow warning signs next to them.

Both drivers agreed that the bakkie driver had not noticed that the Tazz was slowing down at the speed bump.

No one was injured in the accident.

House owners have taken it upon themselves to put stones and tree stumps on the paving next to the speed bumps in an effort to prevent speeding cars, , from driving into their fences when the drivers try to miss the bump.

“We are grateful for the speed bumps, but it is a concern to us that the Sol Plaatje Municipality erected it without warning signs for the motorists.

“We continue to hear cars screeching to a halt due to this,” said Mpho Makatees from Montshiwa Road.

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