1. Use the SAPOL Traffic Watch system! If you feel other road users are driving dangerously & putting you or others at risk the BUG recommends making a report to SAPOL Traffic Watch as soon as you can after the incident! Traffic Watch is confidential and effective!
2. About Traffic Watch:
- Information from SAPOL
3. Reporting: You need to…
- make a note the location of the dangerous driving, the time and date
- write down the vehicle details, including registration number and description of the vehicle (make, type, colour etc) and driver (male, female, young, old etc)
- record exactly what was the behaviour that you thought dangerous or reckless and…
- be prepared to provide your details and contact phone numbers.
4. Contacting Traffic Watch: Report incidents to police immediately by calling: 131 444 or visiting your local police station (say ‘I want to make a Traffic Watch report’). Generally calling is much easier! You can ask that SAPOL to let you know the outcome of the report as well.
5. How it Works: SAPOL use a 4-level approach when responding to Traffic Watch reports (see the Bicycle Institute link for more about their response system). SAPOL tell us that Traffic Watch reports are always followed up!
Thank you for Be Safe Be Seen MAC Bike SA presentation today, great presentation: clear, engaging & great tips to be a safer road user, by bike & by car. Thanks Sam & Gerri for great work.
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