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Gautrans should make “Crossing of Death” in Vanderbijlpark safer

The FF Plus has requested Gautrans to make the R57 and R42 intersection in Vanderbijlpark safer to reduce car accidents and loss of life.

The dangerous intersection of Barrow Drive (R57) and the Golden Highway (R42) was dubbed the “Crossing of Death” by the local community. As far as the FF Plus was able to ascertain, 24 people have lost their lives at this intersection since 2022 and many more have been seriously injured.

In the most recent incident, Gerbrandt Ferreira (33) and his mother, Magda (63), died at the weekend in a collision with a truck.

The party requested in a letter to Gautrans that overhead lights should be installed as well as signs indicating that it is a high accident zone and rumble strips on the road surface to force motorists to reduce speed.

The party also asked that more traffic officers be deployed at the intersection to clamp down on drivers who fail to stop their vehicles.

The FF Plus herewith expresses its deepest condolences to Gerbrandt and Magda’s next of kin.

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