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11 January 2013

We need awareness, respect to protect human life on roads

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

The tragic death of cycling champion and Olympian Burry Stander has stirred debate about safety for cyclists and the long overdue establishment of policies that protect cyclists like the 1.5m required distance law. This law is well accepted in many other countries.

At the centre of this debate, however, lie deeper issues that engender violence on the road. Year after year, billboard campaigns encourage drivers to slow down, not to drink when driving etc, yet the death toll continues to climb.

Source: Cape Times

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)