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Jonkershoek danger - "invisible" cables closing off side roads


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A heads-up - MTO have installed a number of almost invisible cable barriers in Jonkershoek to close off side roads, specifically those leading off the circular route which is the only route open to vehicles. Probably as part of the new drive to limit vehicle access to the reserve. 

 

The problem is that these barriers are just a length of wire cable between two poles and it is basically invisible if you approach at speed. See pic attached. 

 

I spoke to the guys at the gate and suggested that they hang some no entry signs off the cables so we can at least see them. Let's hope they do.

 

An afterthought - if you're going to Jonkershoek soon, please take some rags with you and tie them to the cables as an interim measure. It might save someone a whole lotta pain. 

 

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A heads-up - MTO have installed a number of almost invisible cable barriers in Jonkershoek to close off side roads, specifically those leading off the circular route which is the only route open to vehicles. Probably as part of the new drive to limit vehicle access to the reserve. 

 

The problem is that these barriers are just a length of wire cable between two poles and it is basically invisible if you approach at speed. See pic attached. 

 

I spoke to the guys at the gate and suggested that they hang some no entry signs off the cables so we can at least see them. Let's hope they do.

 

An afterthought - if you're going to Jonkershoek soon, please take some rags with you and tie them to the cables as an interim measure. It might save someone a whole lotta pain. 

 

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I actually know somebody who went flying in jonkerhoek for this exact reason. 

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Jussie !!! thats a proper OTB - good thing you didn't do more serious damage - looks like you landed on your head upside down

Yes moved a vertebra in my neck so physio and stiff neck for 3 weeks. Was proper pissed off

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