Traffic Rules are there for a Reason – Every so often one hears complaints from road users about other road users.
In everyday discussions one hears that during trips somewhere or on the way back home, motorists and pedestrians are found transgressing traffic rules in the most audacious manner. Barrier lines and stop streets are only but some of the rules ignored on a daily basis. Passing another car or truck on the left hand side, or moving out of a parking place into the traffic without properly looking out are other examples of the violation of traffic rules.
The following is related merely as heard from bystanders on the scene of an accident on the corner of Kotze and De Wet Street and no-one is blamed specifically for being responsible for the accident, or being the guilty party. On Monday, 8 September, the driver of a white Volkswagen Golf, seemed to be in a hurry to cross straight over an intersection, from a parking spot on the left side of the road. At more or less the same time, a large truck with a trailer, on the right hand side of the Golf, started turning left. The driver of the truck could probably not see the Golf in the rear view mirrors, because of the angles of both vehicles by that time. The Volkswagen Golf was then jammed under the trailer of the truck.
Both vehicles had been travelling in a southern direction in Kotze Street, prior to the accident. Clever manoeuvres by the truck driver, under strict supervision of the traffic police and members of the police, caused the trailer to be lifted off the motor vehicle successfully, where after the owner and driver of the Golf could move his car out of the way. The accident is still being investigated, but it seems as if nobody was injured during the accident. Readers are urged to please take care when driving. Keep a proper look out and obey all traffic rules at all times.