Speeding concerns on Dido Valley Road

2016-03-29 06:00

As a regular pedestrian of Dido Valley Road through Woodlands, I have recently been very concerned about the excessive speed with which motorists are travelling both up and down this road.

I have, in the last three months, noticed a substantial increase in speeding motorists, as well as a substantial increase in the frequency of motorists using this road.

On not one occasion have I seen any motorist abide to the speed limit, what I believe to be 60km/H.

About a month ago, I unfortunately saw an owl knocked down. And now, just a week ago, I saw what I think was a hawk being ridden over by a speeding motorist.

In my time using this road, both as a pedestrian and motorist, I have seen on more than one occasion antelope standing in the middle of the road near the crest of the hill.

I’ve since taken an interest in why this road is used to speed along and have found out that it is the only free-flowing exit for Red Hill Road via the naval base and the residents of Da Gama Park, Woodlands and Welcome Glen. All other exits have had either natural or constructed speed enforcements put in place, such as stop streets and speed humps.

I would like to urge the authorities to at least investigate the possibility of some form of speed restrictions to prevent the next accident from happening.

Dylan Dare, Woodlands

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