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 Motorcycles

Motorcycles provide almost no protection in a crash. Numerous crashes occur when other vehicles turn ahead of a motorcycle.

Safety Tips for Motorcyclists:

  • Wear an approved helmet that meets current safety standards.
  • Wear protective clothing.
  • Wear a full face helmet that protects your eyes and face.
  • Be visible. Wear bright, reflective clothing.
  • Always keep the headlight on.
  • Ride in a position that promotes visibility on the road and leave enough room to move.
  • Avoid other vehicles’ blind spots.
  • Drive defensively and be watchful of other vehicles turning ahead of you.
  • Be aware of hazardous road conditions.
  • Choose the correct lane position and enter a curve slowly.
  • Know your skill limits, the environment and your motorcycle.
  • Use turn signals when changing lanes.
  • Drive at an appropriate speed for prevailing circumstances.
  • Take refresher rider courses.

Safety Tips for Drivers of Other Vehicles:

  • Be considerate and aware of motorcycles, especially at intersections.
  • Maintain a safe following distance allowing sufficient space for motorcycles.
  • Use signals to turn and be alert of oncoming motorcycles.
  • Give motorcycles a full lane of travel.
  • Check your blind spots when changing lanes.
  • Turn signals are not self-cancelling on most motorcycles. Be sure you know what a motorcyclist is doing.

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 1 day 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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