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Mr N Emanuel standing over the stop signs.
 Photo: Kalisha Naicker

Mr N Emanuel standing over the stop signs. Photo: Kalisha Naicker

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DESPITE numerous fender benders and pedestrians walking on the busy intersection­, motorists travelling along Abelia and Kloof Falls roads continue to disobey the stop signs on the motorway.

Hillcrest Fever highlighted the issue­ early last year however, it seems as though the disregard for the rules of the road have got worse.

On Wednesday morning, Hillcrest Fever was at the intersection and observed more than 10 motorists breaking the rules of the road - from not stopping at the stop signs to using them as yield signs. One motorist even overtook a mini-bus taxi on a solid­ line and there were no traffic officers in sight to enforce the law.

Speaking to the Fever, pedestrian Mr N. Emanuel said he uses this road to get to and from work however, he walks in fear as it is a­ battle­ to get across the road, without endangering his life every day. Emanuel said he was almost run over at the four-way stop intersection and said at peak hour traffic it becomes worse.

“Motorists drive like maniacs and do not give a hoot about us waiting to cross. One would think this is a race- track,” he said.

“We wait at the stop street hoping cars will slow down, but they don’t and just zoom through and when we try to cross we get sworn at or shown obscene gestures”

Emanuel said he hopes the metro police will up their game by trapping motorist who break the law at the intersection

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