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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 Hadley Street

1 week 15 hours ago

Motorbikes that want to speed use Hadley street as a detour between Suikerbossie and Old Paarl Noise is incredible, and high speeds and ignoring stops or signs is a safety risk.

Pedestrians Orange Street

4 weeks 1 day ago

Western Cape

Illegal Parking Atlantic skipper Panorama Hill

1 month 2 weeks ago

Parked on both our parkings now I cannot park in my parking and if I park in another parking I will also be parking illegal

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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