I would like to start off by complimenting Hermanus on being a great destination for a holiday – lovely clean beaches, great restaurants, safe coastal cliff paths (patrolled by an ever-present security presence) and of course beautiful views.
The only blemish on a great getaway was the speeding and reckless driving we experienced on Westcliff Road. As you know the road is quite long, which means that vehicles can accelerate to quite a speed, and many do. In addition to the speeding, we witnessed on numerous occasions dangerous overtaking manoeuvres at high speed. Twice we witnessed this occurring at the pedestrian crossing (which has islands and is very narrow), in a zone that prohibits overtaking, if I am not mistaken. This poses the greatest risk to runners and cyclists. Runners are especially vulnerable in this case as they do not have sight of the overtaking vehicle coming up behind them.
I hope that some measure can be put in place to prevent the speeding and reckless driving on Westcliff Road before someone is hurt or killed.