Jane Sithole MPL
Spokesperson – Public Works, Roads & Transport
The DA acknowledges the swift action taken by the Department of Public Works, Roads and
Transport by increasing the length of the rumble strips on the Plaston Road to stretch across the whole driveable surface of the road.
On a recent site visit, the DA witnessed repeated actions by motorists to defy the calming measures that had already been put in place. The fact that the rumble strips only covered half of the drivable road surface was resulting in some motorists moving into oncoming traffic to avoid them and so doing endangering the lives of other road users.
Although the DA takes note of the efforts made by the Department in correcting this problem, we would still like to emphasise the urgent need for a traffic light to be installed at the intersection.
Furthermore, the use of CCTV cameras as well as visible policing would ensure that all aspects of road safety are adhered to at the intersection.
The DA will be keeping a close eye on the developments and sincerely hopes that the Department and Municipality continue to address the situation with the urgency it requires.