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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

Reckless Driving R44

2 weeks 13 hours ago

Overtook my car over solid white line just before on ramp to N1 toward CT.

Reckless Driving Plattekloof Road

4 weeks 1 day ago

Vehicle swerving recklessly through traffic, at speeds higher than speed limit. Cross between lanes and using the shoulder as a lane to bypass traffic.

Inconsiderate Driving Newlands Ave

1 month 2 weeks ago

Whilst we were waiting at a red light, the aforementioned Toyota Fortuner drove up at speed and parked in the pedestrian crossing, obstructing it, at least 2 metres beyond the stop line.

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

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