High speeds a con­cern for pedes­tri­ans

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO NEWS - Tam­lyn Jolly

WARD three res­i­dents in Richards Bay are cam­paign­ing for speed humps on the East Cen­tral Ar­te­rial, par­tic­u­larly in the vicin­ity of the Essen­wood Road in­ter­sec­tion.

This af­ter a re­cent Ward 3 pub­lic meet­ing at which res­i­dents ex­pressed their con­cern over the high speeds at which many mo­torists travel on that road.

‘It is a dan­ger­ous sit­u­a­tion for pedes­tri­ans, which in­clude many school chil­dren, cross­ing the in­ter­sec­tion at the Essen­wood Road ro­bots,’ said Ward 3 coun­cil­lor Ockie Mul­der.

‘I have re­quested speed humps that re­duce the speed to 60km/hr, as in Pon­gola’s main street.

‘Up to now I have re­ceived only prom­ises from in­for­mal meet­ings, but noth­ing fac­tual has hap­pened to re­duce the speed.

‘In all fair­ness, this con­cern of the pub­lic must be re­sponded to as they are the ratepay­ers and de­serve to be heard.’

The City of uMh­lathuze was con­tacted for com­ment but did not send a state­ment.

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