Special Report – High accident/death rate on R511 Beethoven Road between vd Hoff T junction and Total 4 way stop.
A special committee was formed this morning underr the chairmanship of the Hartbeespoortdam CPF comprising of Sanral, Madibeng Traffic, Provincial Traffic, Provincial Roads, SAPS, Ward Councillor and MCSchool representing local stakeholders.
At the meeting Sanral representative advised that a report will be compiled with all petition letters and submitted to Sanral senior management. In. addition a traffic survey will be conducted.
Speed, lack of lighting, improper road markings and lack of adherence to traffic laws were identified as contributing factors to the high accident rate.
Reccomendations were made for traffic circles, rumble strips, stricter law enforcement in order to curb the high accident rate.
A special project upgrade from Sanral will require immediate attention in order to determine the way forward.
It was emphasised at the meeting that urgent action must be taken to prevent people needlessly being injured and dying on this stretch of road.
The committee will continue with its work until an acceptable resolution has been achieved.
Hartbeespoortdam CPF Romano van der Spuy.
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