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Watch Out for Pedestrians

Children and Pedestrian Safety:

In 2011, The Red Cross Children’s Hospital admitted 752 children involved in crashes as pedestrians.

Parents and caregivers need to take special care and follow simple steps to ensure child road safety:

  • Teach children safe traffic behaviour and set a good example.
  • Check regularly to ensure that children remember and follow safety procedures.
  • Plan safe walking and cycling routes with children.
  • Enquire about road safety education programmes at school and reinforce what the schools are teaching.

Simple Steps can be taken to be a Safer Pedestrian:

  • Wear bright coloured clothing and reflective materials.

  • Cross in a well-lit area at night.

  • Stand clear of buses or parked cars before crossing the road so drivers can see you.

  • Always walk on the sidewalk; if there is no sidewalk, walk facing oncoming traffic.

  • Do not drink and cross the road.

  • Do not cross where a road bends or leads to a sharp curve.

  • Do not rely on pedestrian signals; look for oncoming traffic before crossing.

  • Be aware of other road users, especially at intersections.

  • Do not wear headphones or talk on your cell phone whilst crossing the road.

  • Cross at pedestrian crossings.

  • Always obey traffic signals.

  • Wait for buses or heavy motor vehicles to pass before crossing the road.

 

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.

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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