DStv Channel 403 Friday, 19 April 2024

Poor road conditions are bad for the economy: AA

The Automobile Association's Layton Beard says bad road maintenance is also a serious safety hazard.

JOHANNESBURG - The poor condition of our roads has a negative impact on the economy.

This is according to the Automobile Association's Layton Beard.

Beard says bad road maintenance is also a serious safety hazard.

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"I think we need to acknowledge the situation in terms of potholes, not only in Gauteng but throughout the country, is extremely poor," he said.

"Roads are engineered to ensure there’s a free flow of traffic both motorized traffic and for people who walk. There’s a lot of thought that goes into designing and engineering a road.

"It is very expensive. The reason we need these roads to be in a good condition, it is because it is such an important part of our economy."

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