Thirteen vehicles, including a truck that jack knifed, are involved in a mass collision on the N1 inbound outside Cape Town. The accident happened just before the Plattekloof off-ramp on the highway. The N1 was initially closed but has now been opened with traffic officials redirecting traffic around the chaos at a very slow pace. Motorists urged to use other roads into the Mother City, as well.
That section of road is a nightmare outbound against that hill, especially when you have three trucks next to one another and no one passes anyone. 3 mins driving like that and you have a 10km traffic build up behind them, the officials should dedicate one lane only to trucks. If they exit that lane, fine them!
People must stop blaming the truck drivers but should realize that the braking distance of a truck is different to a car, You can't just cut infront of a truck and expect it to brake just in time. The bigger the vehicle, the bigger distance it needs to stop, but when people see a gap infront of the truck they just take it, not realizing it needs that space infront to brake!
These trucks are a danger on the roads & need a dedicated lane & they should not be on the roads during peak hours, they drive these trucks at high speeds & can't stop in time if they need to. Why is Traffic not addressing this instead of issuing fines for not displaying number plates & placing fake cameras in Sea Point, it is a tragedy. Horse & trailers parked from Beach Road Woodstock lower Main Road all the way to Voortrekker Road Maitland to load containers taking up an entire lane of the main road daily, not one traffic official in sight. Why is this allowed? Another tragedy waiting to happen.
Content created and supplied by: RSA_News (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More