The Arrive Alive website received an email with the request for urgent assistance in addressing the threat of children on quad bikes.
The email reads as follows:
Subject: Children on public roads with quad bikes (without helmets and license)
“Maybe this mail is in the wrong category, but I really have something that I am so concern about. Our town is turning into chaos…Children are everywhere on quad bikes (with no protection at all) They ride on public roads, in the veldt, and a lot of people were involved in quad and bike accidents(fatal as well). I phoned the police, the traffic department, and some of the officers personally, but it is just getting worst.
Anyone is welcome to come to Kathu and verify this bad behavior, and the overall lack of applying traffic rules in this town. I am willing to take some photos and post them. People driving with cellphones, etc. I am concern about the public’s don’t care attitude towards road safety and our children learn to be outlaws from a young age, due to the fact that the parents buy them a quad, and send them into the streets.
A friend died in a quad accident, but still, people do not care about safety of our children. I feel, this is also “arrive alive” every day. You are welcome to visit this place, but please, just help to get some traffic law enforcement here.
The town is KATHU in the Northern Cape, and here you can drive anything without a license. Well, at least I tried to get some help from you.”
We have shared this with Enforcement to the RTMC and this will be taken further with traffic enforcement in Kathu.
We would like to urge all quad bike enthusiasts to also view: