Inanda Road speeding concerns

2016-01-05 06:00
Inanda Road speed limit not adhered to. Photo: supplied

Inanda Road speed limit not adhered to. Photo: supplied

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INANDA Road between Hillcrest and Waterfall has a 60km/h speed limit, however, drivers on this road seem to think otherwise and travel between 90km/h and 120km/h endangering the lives of others and themselves.

According to SA Community Crime Watch’s Steven King, trucks, taxis, cars and motorcycles don’t obey the rules of the road and he is raising concern before there is a fatality on that particular road.

King has raised this concern with Metro Police Outer West who sent a mail requesting speed timing on this stretch of road, but to date nothing has happened.

“We have also noted with concern that some taxi drivers are not using the taxi stops, but stop on the road to pick up passengers. This, combined with high speeds, could end in a horrific tragedy,” said King.

“We also have cattle walking on the road which makes things even worse. We are making an urgent plea to motorists to slow down and for Metro police to be more visible before we end up with a tragedy that could have been avoided.”

Another concerned resident, Mr G. Mias, said his son was almost run over while trying to cross the road while walking to school.

He said that getting to and from school for his son is a nightmare, and during peak hour traffic it gets worse.
“Motorist drive like maniacs and do not give a hoot about people waiting to cross. One would think this is a race track.

“We wait hoping cars will slow down, but they don’t, they just zoom past and when we try to cross we get sworn at or shown obscene gestures.”

He said he hopes Metro Police will trap motorists who break the law at the intersection.

Metro Police Outer West Superintendent Truter said that speed timing measures have to be implemented by the Metro Central Unit, however he will look into the matter urgently.

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