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Long grass should have been cut

22 April 2016, 07:55  - Joyce.Jagaroo

SEEING Taryn Heathcote on the side of the road with emergency personnel fervently attempting to resuscitate her, on Friday, April 15, is a tragic and unsettling memory that will stay with me for a long time. That the very tall grass dangerously obstructing the view between Varley and Murray roads was only cut on Saturday morning, after Taryn’s untimely death, is a tragedy of error. Surely this long grass should have been attended to by the municipality weeks before? Murray Road is a busy, narrow road used by often speeding cars and trucks, the drivers of which have no concern for pedestrians, and for other motorists attempting to turn in from Ivy, Cleland, Varley and Beacon roads. The surface of the road is not good in places and needs attention. I have witnessed inconsiderate and thoughtless drivers overtaking on a number of occasions. On the Hayfields side of Murray Road, there are no traffic-calming measures such as speed bumps and traffic lights, yet other main arterial roads in Pietermaritzburg have these measures in place.

The Msunduzi Municipality conducted a traffic survey in the area recently. It is my hope that the municipality urgently addresses the concerns of residents in Hayfields and Bellevue in order to abate and prevent further such serious and tragic incidences in the Murray Road area.

May Taryn rest in peace.

TRACY SMITH

Bellevue

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