Department spokesperson Steve Mabona was responding to calls by residents for speed humps near Motheo Primary School in Section 11. According the residents, motorists speed in front of the school, placing the safety of their children at risk.
Mabona said the department could only build speed humps on municipal roads when given permission by the respective local authority.
“They have to approach their local municipality, through the Department of Community Safety,” he said.
Residents and parents said they had started a petition to lobby the city to introduce the traffic-calming measures to prevent cars speeding on the road outside the school. Resident and community leader Abel Mtshweni said speeding cars and “reckless parking” posed danger to lives of pupils.