Lukhanji will fix robots
TRAFFIC lights in Robinson Road near Strauss’s and at the four-way intersection with Calderwood Street have not worked for months.
Motorists have been forced to treat these intersections as four way stops, although some motorists do not adhere to this. At busy times traffic officers used to regulate traffic when the lights were down, but this has been discontinued, resulting in chaos.
An employee of a local driving school said the absence of traffic lights inconvenienced them because even though they told learners to treat those intersections like four way stops they sometimes forgot and continued driving, resulting in them failing the test.
Lukhanji Municipal communications manager Fundile Feketshane, responding to queries from The Rep, said the municipality acknowledged failures in its traffic services department and wished to assure communities that they were in the process of repairing the traffic lights so as to promote adequate traffic governance.
“We shall, in future, ensure that they are thoroughly maintained and guarded against vandalism,” he said.
He said the traffic department was trying to find ways to ensure that they distributed the minimal number of traffic officials across Lukhanji to promote visibility and general traffic management.
“We advise motorists that whenever there are challenges regarding robots they should treat the intersections as four way stops and be patient.”
CAREFUL: Out-of-order robots create a dangerous situation at this Queenstown intersection