The City’s transport and urban development authority is using a 3D laser detection system, thereby keeping a closer eye on drivers of over-height vehicles who disregard the warnings issued. Mayoral committee member for area south Eddie Andrews visited the intelligent transport system installation which has been in effect on Baden Powell Drive since June, and has been in operation along Main Road and Atlantic Road since 2016.
“The railway bridge crossing in Atlantic Road, Muizenberg, is known for vehicular crashes mainly because road users often underestimate the height of their vehicles when driving under the bridge," he said.
“Since the installation of this ITS in 2016, we have seen a significant reduction in the number of over-height vehicles getting stuck or crashing into the bridge. However, despite the numerous warning signboards, we still average two cases per month, but these are two too many, considering the inconvenience and the risk to public safety.”