JUST a day after the Hillcrest Fever published the article regarding speeding on Inanda Road, there was a report of an accident along the motorway.
The Fever was inundated with emails from concerned residents, stating that there has been no law enforcement present at this motorway and motorists continue to speed.
Resident Mr J.H. Cragg said that for years he has been terrified by the total disregard of all the traffic rules by motorists along Inanda Road.
“The section of road between Waterfall and Hillcrest is absolutely world class, but the motorists must be some of the world’s worst. And it is not only taxis – young mothers with small children are some of the worst offenders,” he said.
“I could spend hours and write pages on this issue, but my main point is something needs to improve.”
Cragg said that there needs to be visibility of the authorities before a fatality occurs.
Dave Smith said that he is ‘red in the face’ contacting Metro police with regards to the speeding on this road. He said that the accident just goes to show the negligence of the motorist.
“When will the RTI or Metro act on the issue. There are far too many fender benders. We cannot wait till there is a major fatality before action is taken,” he said.
Smith said that although the authorities need to play a role in curbing the speed, motorists must also obey the rules of the road, as they are not only endangering their lives, but the lives of other road users as well.
“Let us all work together in making the road a safe one to travel on. Obey the speed limit,” he added.
Director Rajen Chin of Metro Police said that the severity of matter is still being investigated, however speed timing did commence on Wednesday.