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Winter mist and rain make roads riskier

Thick mist are proving to be quite common and dangerous for motorists travelling on West Coast roads this winter.

An accident involving a truck and a Golf, which occurred on the R27 near the Engen One Stop on Tuesday 16 July, is a typical example.

According to Langebaan police spokesperson Captain Christo de Wet, the incident occurred at 08:30 in the morning.

“I presume this accident was due to the mist, which was very thick that morning,” he said. “There was one injury involving the driver of the Golf, which does not seem to be too serious and the truck driver sustained shock, but was otherwise not injured.”

De Wet explained that the accident occurred when the driver of the Golf drove into the back of the truck.

“The bumper of the Golf was smashed in after it collided with the truck.”

He further explained that another truck may have broken down where the accident occurred, and the second truck must either have stopped or slowed down due to the broken-down truck, after which the Golf drove into the back of the second truck.

He also confirmed a case of reckless and negligent driving had been opened.

Weslander had previously approached Desmond Paton, head of West Coast Provincial Traffic, in connection with safety tips that road users could apply this winter when challenging circumstances affect their driving.

“This time of year the West Coast experiences heavy mist and rain conditions,” he explained. “Motorists are urged to keep their following distances, in line with the given circumstances, and make sure head lights are switched on.”

Paton emphasised that patience and care should be exercised when visibility on the roads is poor. “Abnormal loads will be common on the West Coast over the next few months, so please exercise caution and obey the traffic officers’ instructions,” he said.

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