Buses arrow down small suburb roads

2015-10-13 06:00

Buses, allegedly driving dangerously, have Muizenberg residents calling for more traffic enforcement.

The Muizenberg Ratepayers’ Association has reported Golden Arrow buses deviating off their routes onto small residential roads, such as Clevedon Road, to avoid traffic congestion on Albertyn Road in the evenings.

Residents say buses careen down narrow residential roads at high speed, in the middle of the street. They also reportedly make unscheduled stops in the middle of Albertyn Road, causing cars to overtake in the face of oncoming traffic.

Residents say little or no enforcement appears to be taking place to prevent this.

But the City of Cape Town has not received any complaints, says JP Smith, mayoral committee member for safety and security.

“The buses are not permitted to deviate onto the smaller residential roads in this area. Golden Arrow Bus Services has been notified,” he says.

However, “due to limited resources, the City is unable to station traffic officers in this area permanently”, Smith says.

Golden Arrow spokesperson Bronwen Dyke says they have been made aware of concerns about the use of Clevedon Road.

“It is not an officially sanctioned route. We immediately liaised with the complainant and the ward councillor, sent out a notice to drivers and had an inspector out to assess the situation. We sincerely apologise.”

Concerns can be logged on 0800 65 64 63 or complaints@gabs.co.za.

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