No barrier to Red Hill study

2017-05-16 06:00
Red Hill Drive’s safety record will be scrutinised by the City of Cape Town after this accident on the first sharp bend of the Simon’s Town road last week.PHOTO: Joe Frylinck

Red Hill Drive’s safety record will be scrutinised by the City of Cape Town after this accident on the first sharp bend of the Simon’s Town road last week.PHOTO: Joe Frylinck

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A safety appraisal is set to take place after an accident on Red Hill Drive last week.

The accident saw a car leaving the road on the first sharp bend of the Simon’s Town road.

According to residents who live near the scene of the accident, the driver escaped with only minor injuries.

However, they say, this accident is just one of many in which cars have careened into the river bed below the road as a result of the lack of barriers on the bend.

People’s Post asked City of Cape Town officials to confirm the number of accidents on this section of road and why there are no barriers in place.

Eddie Andrews, Mayco member (South), says: “The City has added Red Hill Road to its list for a road safety appraisal, including a speed limit review. This initiative will take about 90 days to complete.”

Merle Evertse of the Simon’s Town Ratepayers’ Association says although its executive committee is not aware of any complaints on the road’s safety, they believe there is a need for a safety ­appraisal.

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