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Drive Safely around Cyclists

Cyclists and motorists must be considerate and share the road safely. Cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers.

Safety Tips for Cyclists:

  • Make use of pedal cycle lanes where these are available.
  • Keep as close as possible to the left edge of the roadway.
  • Obey the traffic signs and signals.
  • Ride with traffic, not against it.
  • Watch out for the opening of car doors in your path.
  • Be visible. Wear bright coloured clothing at daytime. At night, wear reflective clothing.
  • Fit and use effective front and rear lights when riding in hours of darkness and when visibility is limited.
  • Use hand signals when turning or changing lanes.
  • Be aware of hazardous road conditions.
  • Be aware of other road users, especially at intersections.
  • Ride in a straight line.
  • Wear a helmet that fits properly.
  • Never ride with headphones.

Safety Tips for Drivers:

  • Yield to cyclists, especially at intersections.
  • Leave a distance between the motor vehicle and the cyclist of at least one metre.
  • Check your blind spots and look before opening the car door.
  • Do not drive, stop or park in a bicycle lane.

Emergency Numbers

 

SA Police Services
10111

 
 

Metro Emergency Medical Services
10177

Reports by Citizens

Reckless Driving - Public Transport De La Ray

1 week 3 days ago

taxi turning right in a straight only lane: Location: c/o De la Rey & Market Str.

Reckless Driving - Public Transport Main Road Retreat near Zwaanswyk High School

1 week 3 days ago

The taxi was overtaking cars into oncoming traffic so that he could cut in front of queuing cars. This is not only dangerous for drivers in the oncoming lane, it causes delays for queuing cars.

Reckless Driving - Public Transport Main Road Plumstead near the De Waal turnoff

1 week 5 days ago

Three taxi vehicles pulled out into oncoming traffic to push into line of cars, disobeying the rules of the road by driving in an oncoming lane and crossing the barrier line.

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  • 08000 92 468 (08000 WC GMT)
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