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Provincial department must act

17 May 2016, 07:24  - Joyce.Jagaroo

THE continued traffic issues that beset Hilton residents and users of the N3’s Town Hill section as a result of the failure of local and provincial traffic authorities to deliver the service effectively, cannot go on.

Since the tragic loss of four lives two weeks ago, the situation has deteriorated even further, with residents having to endure articulated trucks barrelling down Old Howick Road and endangering the lives of all of us.

The provincial Transport Department is telling local authorities that they need to police their own roads, when they know very well that the local authorities do not have the requisite resources to do so. This is buck-passing of the highest order.

It is time for the provincial Department of Transport (DOT) to take some ownership of the problem created by the diversions through our towns and villages before another accident results in further loss of life.

The combined resources of uMngeni, the Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI) and Msunduzi traffic services should be pooled and allocated to manage this dangerous situation until the roadworks are completed.

CRAIG MILLAR

(DA cllr)

Hilton

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