Thursday, June 10, 2004

Traffic safety warning

If you are ever driving on the R55 going towards Sandton, be extremely careful near the robots at the entrance to Olivenhoutbosch (a newish township southwest of Pretoria). Drivers coming from Midrand, turning right into Olivenhoutbosch have developed the terrible habit of crossing the solid line and driving facing oncoming southbound traffic in the right-hand lane. The first time I saw this, it was a minibus taxi that did it. Now it seems that private cars are doing the same thing. If you don't stick to the posted 80km/h speed limit on that stretch of road, you may find yourself in a head-on collision, since you won't have time to avoid the morons who do this.