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Concerns Mount Among Kyalami Residents Over Reckless Driving on Springwell Avenue



Springwell Avenue residents in Kyalami view the increasing cases of reckless driving as a worrying situation threatening their safety. The harmful trend of reckless driving has flooded the streets with noise pollution while endangering the residents’ peace. Also, the road is undesirable for people because there are no traffic calming measures, so they cannot walk there or even take their pets with them for a walk. Having been a resident for the last dozen years, Andrew Hart underscored the worsening of the situation. Specifically, he discussed the emergency need for engagement to handle the coming dangers.

Ward 132 councillor Annette Deppe also acknowledged the residents’ issue and advocated for evolving the situation. Her idea was to develop a petition to be supported by the various community members and presented to the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) as a united front. According to Lucia Mhlanga, the spokesperson for JRA, it is possible to put traffic calming measures on Springwell Ave., implying the commencement of a formal petition process for deliberation.

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Yet Superintendent Xolani Fihla of JMPD said he had no knowledge of the reported reckless driving but promised to take necessary measures if the incident escalated. He stressed the need to contact the local councillor to request a speed limit reduction for JRA.

To expedite the petition submission process, residents are directed through specific steps, including submitting the petition to the local ward councillor, who will hand it over to the speaker’s office. In the next step, JRA’s Traffic Engineering Department will review and process the petition, ensuring the process has been done precisely.


Source: Kyalami residents are concerned about reckless driving on Springwell Avenue

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