Call to shine a light on crime

2016-06-28 06:00

Camps Bay police have called for improved lighting along Victoria Road.

The stretch between Bakoven and Llundando has become a hotspot for crime and the scene of various serious or fatal accidents – all due to a lack of lighting, says station commander Captain Delicia Isaacs.

Apart from fatal car accidents, the station has had to beef up patrols to prevent the slew of armed robbery, attempted murder and rape cases reported along the stretch.

According to Isaacs, it’s not uncommon to see an incident every month on this section of Victoria Road.

Isaacs believes the lighting would allow police to have a better view of the area and this would result in less crime. The improved visibility would also make the stretch safer for motorists.

She claims all attempts to liaise with local councillors to have lighting installed have fallen flat.

However, according to Mayco member for utility services, Ernest Sonnenberg, the City of Cape Town has received no reports of crime and accidents due to a lack of lighting.

“Up until this point we were not aware of any requests for lighting. There are no plans to install lighting along this stretch of road. The City will, however, look into the accident statistics, as well as possible engineering and environmental constraints to see what is possible for the site,” he says.

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