Illegal parking in Raisethorpe causes problems

2017-11-08 06:01
Trucks park in the middle of the Chota Motala Road. PHOTO: lethiwe makhanya

Trucks park in the middle of the Chota Motala Road. PHOTO: lethiwe makhanya

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WITH the traffic and
vehicles that park anywhere in the CBD and in Raisethorpe on Chota Motala Road people are asking if the Msunduzi Municipality has enough traffic police to monitor the situation.

Drivers and pedestrians who use the road every day complain that people do whatever they
want and nothing happens
because there are no traffic police around.

They say the only time they see a traffic officer is once in a while, and that is in the afternoon.

Taxi drivers who “rank” on Chota Motala say vehicles that park in the middle of the road interfere with their operation.

“We need traffic policers on this road. During the day taxis struggle to get out of the rank because of people parking in the middle of the road.

“This has been going on for a long time and nothing is being done it.

“When Msunduzi Traffic Police go past they see vehicles illegally parked, but do nothing.

“The only time we see them is when the traffic lights don’t work and traffic comes to a standstill,” said Raisethorpe taxi driver,
Siyabonga Ngubo.

Even car guards complain about the situation saying they tell drivers not to park in the middle of the road, but no one pays any attention to them.

Chota Motala Road car guard Nkululeko Ngcobo told Maritzburg Fever that not only does this cause traffic problems, it also causes accidents.

“There have been so many
accidents here.

“We are tired of telling them to stop parking like this.

“I wish traffic police would intervene because some drivers park their car and leave it in the middle of the road only returning later and their vehicle blocks the way for other vehicles,” he said.

Msunduzi Spokesperson
Thobeka Mafumbatha did not respond to the questions sent to her at the time of going to print.

The only time we see them [traffic officers] is when the traffic lights don’t work and traffic comes to a standstill

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