Limpopo police say to be safe, cyclists must ‘avoid riding on tar roads’

So, cyclists have the right to ride anywhere (pretty much), and what puts cyclists in danger is, largely, driver behaviour… (unless you’re causing your own crashes on the mountain…). But Limpopo police suggest that cyclists are putting themselves in danger by cycling… Ho hum is what we think…

August 18 2011 at 09:00am

Ndivhuwo Musetha

Cyclists have been urged to be extra careful after the death of a cyclist in Limpopo.

The rider was hit by a car along the R537 road between Marble Hall and Siyabuswa on Monday.

“The victim was knocked down by a sedan that was coming from behind while he was riding his bicycle.

“He died on the spot and was taken to the Phokwane government mortuary,” Marble Hall police spokesman Constable Lethunya Mmurwa said yesterday.

A docket of culpable homicide had been opened.

Mmurwa could not give statistics of how many cyclists were knocked down this year, but said the number was worryingly high.

“We are appealing to our community members to avoid riding on tar roads as this is putting their lives at risk,” he said. – AENS

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Comments

  1. Sad, very sad; but are you surprised?… Isn’t the president’s name of Limpopo something like… Julius Malema? So why being surprised? Sad, very sad.

  2. KW ‎”..avoid riding on tar roads as this puts their lives at risk.” Really? Wow.

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