Traffic light, blink, and you miss it

2016-11-03 06:00
Photo: vusi mthalane The traffic light at the Abingdon Road and R102 intersection.

Photo: vusi mthalane The traffic light at the Abingdon Road and R102 intersection.

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THE South Coast Fever has received a number of calls and letters regarding the traffic light at the Abingdon Road and main South Coast road intersection in Umtentweni.

Readers say the traffic light on Abingdon Road only remains green for a few seconds and allows a few motorists to either drive across into Commercial Road or turn onto the main road. This, it has been said, creates traffic congestion at peak hours as vehicles queue in Abingdon Road.

When the Fever timed the traffic light, it stayed green for only six seconds, only allowing about four cars to go through at a time.

“It would be great if this traffic light could be set to stay green for longer. At the moment, it only remains green for seven or eight seconds,” said D. Schulenburg who raised the matter again this week.

“That is not enough time and this traffic light needs to be reset. We need at least 30 seconds,” he added.

Spokesperson for Ray Nkonyeni Municipality, Simon April, said the traffic light will be monitored.

“Our electricity section will monitor the timing on the traffic light and attend to it accordingly, if there is a need,” he said.

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