‘Education will boost cyclist safety’
Two cyclists were knocked over and killed on Main Road at Clovelly and Camps Bay last week.
CAPE TOWN - Marianne van der Schuren from the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Cape Town (UCT) says road safety education is fundamental to making the Western Cape's roads safer for cyclists.
She says although the City of Cape Town is continuing to roll out legislation to keep road users safe, it is up to motorists, pedestrians and cyclists to be tolerant and accommodating of each other.
This comes after two cyclists were knocked over and killed on Main Road at Clovelly and Camps Bay last week.
Van der Schuren emphasises that people using the roads should educate themselves in order to lessen road fatalities in South Africa.
She also mentions that more bicycle lanes will help this cause.
"We talk about the six Es and the most important one is that you need to get the engineering right so that the road is correct for all road users."
Van der Schuren reported that the Netherlands enforces 'reverse legislation' in which motorist are guilty until proven innocent.
She says it's because of this legislation that the Netherlands has half the amount of fatalities on the road than that of South Africa.
LISTEN: _ Marianne van der Schuren speaks to 567 Cape Talk's Keino Kammies_