Road Safety Tips and Facts

Learn how to avoid becoming a statistic on the road and help us to make the roads better together.

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

Nassau Street

5 days 15 hours ago

Left front and left back tyres are completely smooth - NO thread left. Saw him skidding on the road as he turned a corner and thought he was going to collide with another vehicle.

Inconsiderate Driving Cnr Monte Vista Blvd and N1, Monte Vista,7460

1 week 23 hours ago

Driver cut in at the robot on the bridge/off ramp to the n1 in diection of Cape Town. Was not in the turning lane but cut across in front of car in correct turning lane to Cape Town.

Inconsiderate Driving - Public Transport Durban Rd

1 week 4 days ago

Overtook on a solid barrier line Your photo upload function does not work. The photo was only 400k and it gives an incorrect error message.

Contact Us

 

Emergency Traffic Control Centre: 021 812 4581
 

 

  • 021 483 5818
  • 08000 92 468 (08000 WC GMT)
  • (Weekdays from 08:00 to 16:00)

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