Safety of pupils is the priority

2018-03-09 06:00
PHOTO: siphelele nketoPupils walk home from school on the R56.

PHOTO: siphelele nketoPupils walk home from school on the R56.

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SPEEDING vehicles on the R56 road in Umzimkhulu result in accidents, which most of the time affect pupils, and the Umzimkhulu Municipality and Department of Transport have started restoring the speed humps to curb the accidents.

Umzimkhulu Municipality communication officer Willy Mgcina said the government wants pupils to be safe when they walk next to the R56 when going to school. He said the high speed of vehicles is putting the lives of people at risk. “We restored the speed humps next to schools to make pupils and communities safe after we discovered that most drivers do not lower their speed,” said Mgcina.

Recently, nine people died in an accident between a taxi and bakkie in Ibisi outside Umzimkhulu.

The cause of the accident is still under investigations.

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