From page 1 Unmarked road, motorists’ nightmare

2015-07-07 06:01
PHOTO: Kalisha Naicker

The busy road with no lines.

PHOTO: Kalisha Naicker The busy road with no lines.

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A driver from Clemont, Chris Ndlovo, who often travels on the road, said he was pleased when the Department of Transport (DoT) resurfaced the road however, the lack of markings makes driving along the road very dangerous.

“This road is very busy and with the amount of traffic passing through here daily, there is a desperate need for road markings,” he explained.

Ndlovu said at night he battles to see which lane he is travelling on and often cars hoot behind him as he straddles lanes.

He said that travelling in a small truck is hard to judge the road and often endangers the lives of road users and himself when guessing which lane is correct.

Another irate motorist Mr D. Naidoo, who works in the Upper Highway area, travels on the stretch daily and said it is a nightmare to drive along the highway during peak- hour traffic.

“With people overtaking and in a hurry to get to work or home, the unmarked roads are becoming more dangerous to travel on,” he said.

“On many occasions I swerved to avoid other vehicles from crashing into me.

“I am grateful that the road was resurfaced, but I appeal to the Department of Transport to stop dragging their feet and complete the job as soon as possible before a fatality occurs.”

eThekwini Head of Communications, Tozi Mthethwa said that they cannot comment on this matter as it is currently being dealt with by the provincial roads department

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