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

Illegal Parking Avenue de Mist

3 weeks 1 day ago

These three cars insist on parking right on the bicycle lane, even though there is a huge open field for parking less than 50m away. I've seen them at this spot more than once.

Reckless Driving Strand / Buitengracht intersection

1 week 4 days ago

Ignored a red traffic signal

Illegal Parking 10 Welgelegen Rd, Mowbray

2 weeks 1 day ago

Parking on yellow line opposite a driveway.

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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