Wet cement poses traffic hazard
I AM sure many road users would have come across wet cement mix splattered on the roads especially on slopes, at traffic light junctions and corners.
This is caused by the load from cement-mixer lorries overflowing when the drivers brake abruptly on slopes and at traffic light junctions or when making a turn.
The wet cement messes up the road when it hardens and also forms an unwanted hump which is bad for car tyres.
Other culprits include the drivers of garbage trucks. Most of the trucks used to collect garbage from housing estates are old and leaky. One would know that these trucks have made their rounds in the neighbourhood from the stench they leave behind.
Dried and wet leachate can be seen on the roads after the driver is done compressing his load.
When the truck moves, the leachate continues to leak, and the stench leads right up to the main road.
Only a downpour will remove the stench from the roads and this can take days, getting worse in hot weather.
Local authorities must do something to eradicate or at least reduce these problems from our roads.
They should have field officers to visit construction sites and housing estates to see for themselves the “offences” being committed by drivers of these vehicles.