VIDEO: Safety victory for Ruimte Road in Centurion

Ward councillor Cindy Billson is happy about the new guard rails. Photo: Jason Milford

The ward councillor for ward 69 in Centurion, Cindy Billson, this week boasts a victory after erecting safety barriers along Ruimte Road.

Billson had been battling the provincial department of roads and transport to put up the safety structures after countless accidents and damage to property on the road recently.

Although incomplete, guard rails and the necessary signage had been erected at the accident hotspots

Billson said she was happy the department had heard and acted on her plea for safety in the area.

“The guard rails will prevent negligent drivers from crashing into the private property walls along the road. It may also be able to save someone’s life,” said Billson.

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Billson said she also requested traffic camera warnings be erected to enable the Tshwane metro police to do speed trapping on the road and traffic lights at the intersection of Piet Hugo and Alan roads.

She said the metro police had also been requested to clamp down on night drag racing on Ruimte Road and Alan Street.

She said speeding racers sometimes lost control of their vehicles, resulting in death and damage.

“I would also like to appeal to the community to be more aware of their surroundings when driving at night and adhere to the rules of the road.”

Melitha Medibah, spokesperson for the department of roads and transport said Ruimte Road was getting the attention it needed and the department was aware of the problems.

 

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