An ac­ci­dent wait­ing to hap­pen

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO LETTERS - B BLAKE Em­pan­geni

On Sun­day morn­ing I was com­ing from Em­pan­geni town, cross­ing the Main Road in­ter­sec­tion on the cor­ner of Turn­bull Street (op­po­site McDon­alds) when a car came speed­ing down the road as I was al­ready half­way across the in­ter­sec­tion.

It al­most hit me on the left side of the ve­hi­cle.

I was won­der­ing why this driver had ig­nored the stop sign - when I saw this (see photo).

Clearly this sign has been ly­ing on the pave­ment for ages.

No one cares about the safety of peo­ple in Em­pan­geni.

While I was tak­ing this photo there was al­most an­other ac­ci­dent ow­ing to this road sign not be­ing vis­i­ble.

Talk2us just doesn’t mean any­thing.

Maybe this needs to go higher up to na­tional level?

If any ac­ci­dent hap­pens to me, the uMh­lathuze Mu­nic­i­pal­ity and the traf­fic de­part­ment will be li­able for dam­ages and in­juries.

This is an un­safe con­di­tion for all road users.

Hope­fully there will be a re­sponse and ac­tion in the next few days.

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