South Africa

South Africa Road Stats


  • Bicycle helmet laws (date enacted): Countries compared by the date in whcih bicycle helmet laws were enacted. It must be noted that the laws vary greatly from country to country. In some, the helmet is only compulsory for children, while in others the factor taken into account is the type of way in which the bycicle is used. In South Africa, use of the helmet is compulsory for everyone, but the law isn't enforced. In Spain, it's compulsory in interurban ways, except when going uphill or in very hot weather.
  • Expressway length: Expressway length (km).

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Length of motorways per capita: Kilometers of motorways per million residents.
  • Motor vehicles per 1000 people: Motor vehicles per 1000 people.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Motorway density: Meters of motorway per square kilometer.
  • Motorway length: Total network length of all motorways in km.
  • Radar detector legality: Legality.
Bicycle helmet laws (date enacted) 2,004 2002 12th out of 17
Expressway length 239 km 2014 52nd out of 59
Length of motorways per capita 1.58 mm 2014 63th out of 93
Motor vehicles per 1000 people 165 2014 83th out of 191
Motorway density 47.82 m of motorway per square km 2014 62nd out of 93
Motorway length 1,927 km 2014 25th out of 93
Radar detector legality Illegal to use in a moving vehicle 2001

SOURCES: Wikipedia: Bicycle helmet laws by country (Bicycle helmet legislation) (Curnow, W. J. "Bicycle Helmets: A Scientific Evaluation" in Anton De Smet (2008). Transportation Accident Analysis and Prevention . Commack, N.Y: Nova Science Publishers. ISBN 1-60456-288-9 . "Examples of successful campaigns" . European Cyclists Federation . Retrieved 8 January 2011 . "Legislative and non-legislative interventions" . British Medical Association . 17 February 2010 . Retrieved 8 January 2011 . "CTC policy handbook" . Cyclists' Touring Club. March 2004 . Retrieved 8 January 2011 . Avenoso, Antonio; Beckmann, Jörg (2005). The Safety of Vulnerable Road Users in the Southern, Eastern and Central European Countries (The "SEC Belt") . Brussels: European Transport Safety Council. ISBN 90-76024-18-9 .); Wikipedia: List of countries by road network size; https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2085.html, Roadways.; Wikipedia: List of countries by vehicles per capita; Wikipedia: Radar detector (Legality) ("Radar Speed Trap Warning Apparatus (Licence)" . Hansard . 1967-03-02 . Retrieved 2010-04-25 . "a pocket-sized instrument is being produced by Marchant House Limited of New Street, Oadby, Leicester, to be used in motor vehicles to give instant warning of a police radar speed trap ... Anyone wishing to use this type of apparatus would require a licence under the Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1949. The firm in question has recently been informed that I am not prepared to issue a licence for such purposes")


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