Our petition is still active…. So please sign Pedal Power Association’s petition here (simply add your name, physical address – that’s a legal requirment for a petition – and contact details in the form below. We will not share these details for any purpose other than as part of this national petition.
South Africa’s National Department of Transport is committed to getting more people to ride bicycles, more safely. This is one of the main objectives of the National Non-Motorised Transport Policy (draft 2008).
“The importance of this policy and its benefits to the future generation of this country cannot be overemphasised. Through non-motorised transportation we are ensured an opportunity to improve quality of lives, energy conservation and a safe sustainable environment for all future generations to come.”
However, one of the main reasons why more people do not ride is because they are afraid of being injured or killed by a motorised vehicle. It is a simple as that.
Pedal Power Association (www.pedalpower.org.za) – and everyone who has signed this petition below – therefore calls for improvements to be made to the K53 Manual and Driving Licence Test to make bicycle awareness a core part of driver training and testing, with emphasis on how much space to give cyclists, how to safely interact with cyclists at intersections, and how to safely overtake cyclists.
If you support this proposal, we need your:
Name, Physical address (legal requirement), Email address, other contacts