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High-tech cameras to catch KZN criminals

2012-10-24 21:56

Durban - Night vision cameras will be installed on an N2 bridge near Umhlanga in KwaZulu-Natal to catch people who throw rocks at vehicles, Sanral said on Wednesday.

"This new monitoring system should be implemented by mid-November," said regional manager of the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral), Logashri Sewnarain.

He said two incidents were recently reported where rocks were thrown at passing vehicles from the Blackburn pedestrian bridge.

In the past, the rock throwing had resulted in deaths, he said.

The pedestrian bridge was on the N2 between Blackburn village and Umhlanga.

"We are looking at the design to incorporate a closure of the pedestrian screen at the bridge, to stop criminals from throwing rocks and heavy objects onto the highway below," he said.

This was expected to be done within two or three months.

Comments
  • johana.salivan - 2012-10-24 22:31

    How much will ANC pocket out of this multi-billion contract?

      mark.a.fysh - 2012-10-24 23:08

      Should have put a blooming big shotgun there.

      Werewabbit - 2012-10-25 10:17

      Yes! Why would protecting you on the freeway possibly be a good idea? I mean next they will be maintaining roads and building new infrastructure closer to the people, and who would want a better country like that?! Damn, cant these people do anything right?

      ashley.stroebel - 2012-10-25 12:54

      Rustic....Not shotgun...50 Cal....:-)

  • lacrimose.wolf - 2012-10-24 23:49

    Next headlines coming up "pedestrian screens sold for scrap" and "high-tech cameras stolen from bridge"

      fussed.anderson - 2012-10-25 05:28

      What bridge?

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-10-25 06:03

    In 2 months on OLX - "hi tech cameras for sale"

      terry.ferreira.84 - 2012-10-25 07:35

      Sell it!!!

  • theo.joubert.37 - 2012-10-25 06:33

    Good idea SANRAL but how long before you start charging a toll from motorists for these camera's???

  • graeme.stockwell - 2012-10-25 06:59

    What the article should say is "Night vision cameras will be installed on an N2 bridge near Umhlanga in KwaZulu-Natal to take photos of people who throw rocks at vehicles" We still need the police to catch them.

  • marilyn.docherty.9 - 2012-10-25 06:59

    Pity these cameras were not installed in Gauteng during the truck drivers strike.

  • mark.singh.9889 - 2012-10-25 08:17

    What is the point of having these cameras when the courts will simply let these criminals out on the streets again because of insufficient evidence or on some technicality.

  • gary.bloom.967 - 2012-10-25 08:20

    awesome...........tell the buggers that you're installing uber expensive night vision cameras........smart move.

  • angela.ostling.watson - 2012-10-25 09:46

    This makes one SO mad. They should put sharpshooters in hiding and, as they see someone throw stones, shoot them. It is legally justifiable really - it is shooting to prevent a crime or shooting a criminal committing a crime. Just ONE night and I guarantee nobody else will go throw stones again from the bridge.

  • ludlowdj - 2012-10-25 13:25

    Wonder how long it will take before the camera gets stolen?

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