Skate with death

2017-05-30 06:00

On Monday 22 May just before 20:00, I was travelling to Fish Hoek via Sun Valley. On Corsair Way there was a car travelling in the opposite direction. A skateboarder was sitting on his skateboard in the middle of the road.

Suddenly I saw his vague silhouette. Fortunately he was about 20m in front of me and I was travelling about 40 km/H, otherwise I would have collided with him.

Surely there are facilities for skating and if you use a skateboard as transport, [you should] skate on the side of the road or on the pavement and wear reflective clothing.

He can count himself lucky to be able to skate for his enjoyment.

Jaap de Lange Stellenbosch

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