One Motor Cyclist Killed on South Africa's Roads Every 12 Hours | Western Cape Government


One Motor Cyclist Killed on South Africa's Roads Every 12 Hours

1 September 2012
On 2 September, Minister of Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle, led a community of bikers as they took to the roads of the province for road safety. The community gathered on the Grand Parade in Cape Town and took off to various locations around the province.

One cyclist is killed on South Africa's roads every 12 hours. In the province, in 2011, 63 motor cyclists and one passenger were killed on our roads. So far this year 43 motor cyclists and one passenger (motor cycle pillion) have been killed.

"Motor cyclists have been some of the most vulnerable on our roads. They form part of the focus in our continued commitment to reduce the carnage on our roads by 50% in 2014," said Minister Carlisle.

The bikers rode under the banner "No Day To Die" in a campaign to encourage responsible biking on the road and to increase awareness about the dangers that bikers face on the roads.

"When we launched Safely Home three years ago, it was the biking community that were amongst the first to lend their support to this partnership. This illustrates that road safety is as important to them, as it is to us," added Minister Carlisle.

The bikers were encouraged to gather across the country to support this cause.

Minister Carlisle undertakes biker run
Minister Carlisle takes to the road at the Grand Parade.
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