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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 Main Road Tokai

2 days 12 hours ago

I was cycling and this taxi pulled out infront of me. When I told him he was wrong he tried to purposely drive me off the road with his taxi until someone hooted at him to stop.

Illegal Parking 56 NEPTUNE STREET

2 days 16 hours ago

THE VEHICLE IS ILLEGALLY PARKED IN OUR PARKING AREA IN FRONT OF OUR PREMISES (NOT PRIVATE PROPERTY) AND IS BLOCKING PARKING FOR CUSTOMERS

Inconsiderate Driving - Public Transport Voortrekker Road

5 days 9 hours ago

I was standing at the pedestrian crossing when the bus "pushed' me out of the way where I ended up facing the island and then proceeded to overtake me illegally as the lanes had not fully me

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  • 08000 92 468 (08000 WC GMT)
  • (Weekdays from 08:00 to 16:00)

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