Western Cape crash videos 2012

2012-09-05 12:09

In December 2011 we reported on the Western Cape's Safely Home campaign launching a series of videos showing crashes and road accidents in the province.

The aim of the campaign was to highlight the dangers of reckless driving in the Cape. Since its launch, the videos has garnered nearly 400 000 views online.

In September 2012 the Cape Transport and Public Works will be launching its next series of videos as part of its government viral safety campaign.
The videos are taking by CCTV cameras across the province and are not for sensitive viewers or those under the age of 18.

Click on the links to view the videos:

Crash witness August 2012 Video 1
Crash witness August 2012 Video 2
Crash witness August 2012 Video 3

As more videos are released we'll published them on Wheels24. Please email us should you indentify the incidents or location they took place in.

Earlier in September, we reported on a 10km/h reduction of all speed limits being planned for the Western Cape. This means city speeds limits will be dropped to 50km/h and the main-road limit to 110km/h.

Since publication we've had a huge response from Wheels24 readers.

Below is an overview of the videos available:

Share your views in our Readers' Comments below or e-mail us and you could have your thoughts published on Wheels24.

  • ben.louw.5 - 2012-09-05 13:43

    2 silly crashes and a whole load of morons running across highways. So yeah...speed limit gets dropped cause there's morons walking across the roads. Hate paying for other people's stupidity.

  • mogo.naut - 2012-09-05 14:59

    Instead of reducing the blerry speed limit, How about you build more bridges for the pedestrians to cross? Most of these people probably cross near formal/informal settlements. Otherwise drop the speed limit to 20km/h and that way there wouldn't be any crashes -_-. Then you guys can boast about having a 140% drop in accidents AND and increased income (from speeding tickets) of about 280%.

      dean.mark.williams - 2012-09-05 15:06

      even when pedestrian bridges have been provided (as along the N2 in Cape Town) people refuse to use it. However, they do use it to take their cattle from one side to the other

  • dean.mark.williams - 2012-09-05 15:07

    watched all 3 videos, still trying to see how reducing the speed would have prevent any of these accidents. maybe I'm missing something Mr Carlisle, please show me.

  • mark.botha.963 - 2012-09-05 23:48

    Greedy Robin Carlisle wants more money for a bigger house?? So for pocket money he's again going after drivers instead of the real culprits. ROBIN: ALL OF THE ABOVE VIDEOS ILLUSTRATE PEDESTRIANS GETTING KILLED. WHY ARE YOU NOT DOING YOUR JOB??? NATIONAL ROAD TRAFFIC ACT (2) No person shall - (a) be on a freeway on foot except- (i) within an area reserved for the stopping or parking of vehicles by an appropriate road traffic sign; (ii) for a cause beyond his or her control; or (iii) in the case of any person performing service in the Citizen Force as contemplated in section 21 of the Defence Act, 1957 (Act No. 44 of 1957), between the junction of an offramp and the junction of an on-ramp on the left-hand side of the roadway, unless a prescribed road traffic sign forbids the presence of such person on such freeway or junction; (5) No pedestrian on a public road shall conduct himself or herself in such a manner as to or as is likely to constitute a source of danger to himself or herself or to other traffic which is or may be on such road.

  • heinrich.spreeth - 2012-09-06 10:52

    Did you see the guys carrying what looks like a cupboard or something across the road!!??? really , speeding is not the problem in these pictures. A few Darwin awards needs to be handed out though.

  • alex.malherbe - 2012-09-06 13:53

    please explain how driving slowly on a motorway will reduce the risk of morons crossing in front of oncoming vehicles? i don't want to live on this planet anymore

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