#LiveWireSA Thembelihle residents take initiative to curb road carnage

Community built road hump on Acapella street.

Community built road hump on Acapella street.

After several car accidents including school children in the daytime and some adults coming home from shopping and nights out, the residents of Thembelihle informal settlemet in Lenasia, south of Joburg have decided to construct humps on Acapella street and the perpendicular unnamed street. The ones on Acapella street are made of cement and have proven effective. On the other street, barriers were made of rocks to force vehicles to go through the street in a zig-zag fashion but motorists have started removing the rocks.

Cement was used to construct the road humps.

Cement was used to construct the road humps.

Barricades made on the street connected to Acapella. 

Barricades made on the street connected to Acapella. 

The community did take the matter up with the city in the latest Independent Development Plan (IDP) consultation. They were told that the budget to build road humps may be included in next year's plan. The Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) promised to launch a road safety awareness campaign which is yet to commence.

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