Traffic cops happy to be in the office

2017-03-02 06:00

I READ in the Fever of February 9 “Know the law about speed traps” and I especially took note of the speed camera between Port Shepstone and Shelly Beach. The first board with a 60km/h speed sign on the way to Shelly is just before Ugu municipal offices in Oslo Beach, and that is about three kilometres before the speed camera and the camera is situated on a downhill.

Driving from Shelly to Port Shepstone there is no speed sign whatsoever. The first one is again by Oslo Beach, about three kilometres past the speed camera. As a newcomer to this area, I got fines going up the hill towards Port Shepstone, which I paid, but you never see the traffic department pulling unroadworthy cars and taxis off the road. You do see their vehicles at malls while they shop. They never stand near the traffic lights to catch the culprits skipping the red lights or the ones overtaking on the solid and yellow lines. They are just to happy to put up a speed camera and spend the rest of the day at the office.


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