Gauteng motorists dodge tolled routes: JMPD

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And they would know... they are using this opportunity to harass motorists on said roads... even going so far as to trap inside a bus-stop (which I know for a fact is illegal). Saw the fat sacks all sitting in the bus-stop with their stupid camera while their leader was ambulating with a cellphone on his ear around their cars
 

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No ***** JMPD.

They (JMPD) probably have to do some work now..... instead of just doing squat..
 

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I believe them, saw it for myself.

This is the only way to avoid the e-toll system and not expose oneself to criminal prosecution, a bad credit record and thousands of rands of debt.

The big questions is: For how long can people continue to avoid e-tolls by making use of alternative routes.
 

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And they would know... they are using this opportunity to harass motorists on said roads... even going so far as to trap inside a bus-stop (which I know for a fact is illegal). Saw the fat sacks all sitting in the bus-stop with their stupid camera while their leader was ambulating with a cellphone on his ear around their cars
This has been going on for years on Hans Schoeman Drive in Randburg...
 

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In future I might not even be in Gauteng, but one thing is for sure, I am on my way to finding an income-generating living that keeps me off the roads.
 

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What we need is a South African Nashua Roads Agency Limited...
They'll save me time, save me money, and put me first.

On a more serious and conspiratorial note, I bet all the traffic-light repairmen were given the day off leave yesterday, just so the congestion gets magnified and people decide to go back onto the highways, which they (sanral) must believe will eventually result in them caving and getting e-tagged
 

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On a more serious and conspiratorial note, I bet all the traffic-light repairmen were given the day off leave yesterday, just so the congestion gets magnified and people decide to go back onto the highways, which they (sanral) must believe will eventually result in them caving and getting e-tagged
Yip, I saw a lot of intentionally broken traffic lights yesterday and last night in addition to them not fixing traffic lights at all.
 

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What we need is a South African Nashua Roads Agency Limited...
They'll save me time, save me money, and put me first.

On a more serious and conspiratorial note, I bet all the traffic-light repairmen were given the day off leave yesterday, just so the congestion gets magnified and people decide to go back onto the highways, which they (sanral) must believe will eventually result in them caving and getting e-tagged
That's the biggest problem right now - it's not so much the extra volume on alternative routes, it's the fact that JRA seems incapable of carrying out any lasting repairs on ANY traffic light. If it could actually do its job, the traffic wouldn't be that bad.
 

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That's the biggest problem right now - it's not so much the extra volume on alternative routes, it's the fact that JRA seems incapable of carrying out any lasting repairs on ANY traffic light. If it could actually do its job, the traffic wouldn't be that bad.
The problem is the traffic light controllers are junk. The slightest bit of rain and they flash RED, a little bit of lightning and the thing is dead. Designed mostly by a company that belongs to a cANCer cadre if I recall correctly.
 

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... I bet all the traffic-light repairmen were given the day off leave yesterday, ...
There are traffic-light repairmen in Joburg ?

Surely you jest, I have never seen one of those, nor the result of their work !
 

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The problem is the traffic light controllers are junk. The slightest bit of rain and they flash RED, a little bit of lightning and the thing is dead. Designed mostly by a company that belongs to a cANCer cadre if I recall correctly.
Colour me unsurprised...
 

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The problem is the traffic light controllers are junk. The slightest bit of rain and they flash RED, a little bit of lightning and the thing is dead. Designed mostly by a company that belongs to a cANCer cadre if I recall correctly.
Makes sense !
 

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You know there's a traffic light on the West Rand at the Leratong Hospital intersection that's been down for 2 and 1/2 months.
I s**t you not... i go past there daily.
And it's an intersection that's quite busy in peak hour.
 

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Yes I know that one... been there a few times this week.
They don't want to fix certain intersections
 

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The problem is the traffic light controllers are junk. The slightest bit of rain and they flash RED, a little bit of lightning and the thing is dead. Designed mostly by a company that belongs to a cANCer cadre if I recall correctly.
I was wondering why these things are so finicky. How hard can it be to get it right? Are they saving on insulation tape or what?
 

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I was wondering why these things are so finicky. How hard can it be to get it right? Are they saving on insulation tape or what?
And what's annoying is that it's flashing red, so it's not an issue of power... they need to hard-code a daily reset into it.
 

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I was wondering why these things are so finicky. How hard can it be to get it right? Are they saving on insulation tape or what?
Probably hand-soldered on open breadboards.

 
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