Road markings, dangerous crossings

Leoni Kruger
LEPHALALE — Mr Patrick Mabola, head of Municipal Traffic, reported during the Community Policing Forum (CPF) meeting on Thursday that he went to the crossing in Nelson Mandela Drive at the Lephalale Mall to inspect the problem of pick-up points in the direction of Marapong that was reported during a previous CPF meeting.
Lofty Fourie, CPF member, said that the opposite side of the road in the direction Lephalale is a bigger problem.
“Motorists are ignoring the road markings and the markings are insufficient and incorrect” he said. Mabola promised to look into the problem and to report back.
The area around TVET College should be inspected by the traffic department during peak hour and not when it is quiet, said Eloff. He was discussing the shacks erected at a busy street corner as well as the selling of goods at the side of a very busy street.
Mabola suggested the erection of speed humps to stop the motorists from speeding, but Eloff suggested a three-way traffic light at Palala Street. He said it will also help with the congestion of traffic when Medupi and Exxaro employees go to town after work and when it is impossible to get into Nelson Mandela Drive from Palala Road during peak time. “The robot will also force motorists to slow down before they enter town” he said.

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