Motorcycle Accidents in S.A. – 2017

In January 2016 we started reporting on Motorcycle Accidents in South Africa, simply by collecting and sharing data from EMS providers and online media resources. My sincere thanks to contributors, friends, partners, road safety associations and EMS providers for their help in this regard; may this report go the distance in creating the awareness and revival we all long for.

In no way does this report represent the total Motorcycle Accidents that occurred in 2017; this is based only on accident data known to us, and collected from trusted sources. Insufficient or inaccurate accident data have been excluded from this report; maybe next time and once people grasp the importance of proper accident data reporting, will future reports become effective in its intended purpose.

Report No: MA2017/01
Period: 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017
Report compiled by Hein Jonker, Chief Instructor and Founder of the Motorcycle Safety Institute of S.A.

MBA: Motor Bike Accident involving a Motorcycle only
MVA: Motor Vehicle Accident involving a Motorcycle and other Vehicle
MPA: Motorcycle Accident involving a Pedestrian

Collected Data and Summary as follows:
(This report will be updated at the end of each month, so bookmark it for future reference)

Year to Date

Summary of 2017 to the end of the Last Reported Month

MVA MBA MPA   Injured Deceased   Day Night
204 71 4   229 73   214 65
                 
GP ZN FS NW MP LP WC EC NC
129 60 15 9 4 4 32 23 3
                 
Urban Freeway Rural   Male Female      
189 51 36   273 29      
                 
Sport Cruiser Street Scooter Delivery Adventure Touring Unknown  
103 18 26 25 24 17 2 66  

 

May 2017

Totals for May 2017

MVA MBA MPA   Injured Deceased   Day Night
47 10 2   55 12   49 10
                 
GP ZN FS NW MP LP WC EC NC
30 11 3 3 0 2 5 5 0
                 
Urban Freeway Rural   Male Female      
40 6 13   60 7      
                 
Sport Cruiser Street Scooter Delivery Adventure Touring Unknown  
16 4 7 7 6 6 1 12  


Accident Data for May 2017

DATE TYPE STATUS LOCATION PROVINCE ROAD TIME BIKE GENDER
01-May MVA Injured Phoenix ZN Urban Day Scooter Male
04-May MPA Injured Klipfontein EC Rural Day Unknown Male
06-May MVA Injured Nigel GP Rural Day Unknown Male
06-May MVA Injured Ohrigstad LP Rural Day Adventure Male
    Injured           Female
06-May MVA Injured Fish Hoek WC Urban Night Unknown Male
07-May MVA Injured Durban ZN Urban Day Scooter Male
07-May MVA Injured Boksburg GP Urban Day Sport Male
07-May MBA Injured Pholokwane LP Freeway Day Touring Male
09-May MVA Injured Pretoria GP Urban Day Cruiser Male
09-May MVA Deceased Boksburg GP Freeway Night Sport Male
10-May MVA Injured Pretoria GP Urban Day Cruiser Male
11-May MVA Deceased Springs GP Urban Night Street Male
13-May MVA Injured Helderkruin GP Urban Day Scooter Male
14-May MVA Injured Durban ZN Urban Day Scooter Male
14-May MBA Injured Port Elizabeth EC Urban Night Cruiser Male
15-May MVA Deceased Port Elizabeth EC Urban Day Sport Male
15-May MVA Injured Pretoria GP Urban Day Adventure Male
16-May MVA Deceased Krugersdorp GP Urban Day Adventure Male
16-May MVA Injured Durban ZN Urban Day Delivery Male
16-May MVA Injured Cape Town WC Urban Night Street Male
16-May MBA Injured Senekal FS Rural Day Adventure Male
    Injured           Female
17-May MVA Deceased Rustenburg NW Urban Day Sport Male
17-May MVA Injured Port Elizabeth EC Urban Night Delivery Male
17-May MVA Injured Bloemfontein FS Urban Night Street Male
17-May MVA Deceased Johannesburg GP Urban Night Unknown Male
    Deceased           Female
17-May MBA Injured Bloemfontein FS Rural Day Unknown Male
17-May MBA Injured Brakpan GP Urban Day Sport Male
18-May MVA Deceased Greenstone GP Urban Day Sport Male
18-May MBA Injured Primrose GP Urban Day Unknown Male
18-May MVA Deceased Pretoria GP Urban Day Unknown Male
18-May MVA Injured Kemton Park GP Urban Day Street Male
18-May MPA Injured Durban ZN Urban Day Sport Male
19-May MVA Injured Cape Town WC Freeway Night Unknown Male
19-May MVA Injured Boksburg GP Urban Day Sport Male
19-May MVA Injured Cape Town WC Rural Day Adventure Male
19-May MVA Injured Doonside ZN Urban Day Street Male
20-May MVA Injured Boksburg GP Rural Day Sport Male
20-May MVA Injured Pietermaritzburg ZN Urban Day Scooter Male
20-May MVA Injured Kloof ZN Rural Day Unknown Male
20-May MBA Injured Pretoria GP Freeway Day Sport Male
    Injured           Male
21-May MVA Injured Midrand GP Rural Day Cruiser Male
    Injured           Female
21-May MVA Injured Queensburgh ZN Freeway Day Sport Male
    Injured           Female
21-May MBA Injured Port Elizabeth EC Rural Day Sport Male
22-May MVA Injured Makalani GP Rural Day Sport Male
23-May MVA Injured Rooihuiskraal GP Rural Day Sport Male
24-May MVA Injured Potchefstroom NW Urban Day Scooter Male
24-May MVA Injured Newtown GP Urban Day Scooter Male
25-May MVA Injured Pretoria GP Urban Day Delivery Male
26-May MVA Injured Benoni GP Urban Day Unknown Male
26-May MBA Deceased Pretoria GP Urban Day Unknown Male
27-May MVA Injured   GP Rural Day Sport Male
    Injured           Female
28-May MVA Injured Kilner Park GP Urban Day Adventure Male
28-May MBA Injured Rustenburg NW Freeway Day Unknown Male
    Injured           Female
28-May MVA Injured Oudtshoorn WC Urban Night Street Male
29-May MVA Injured Randburg GP Urban Day Delivery Male
29-May MVA Deceased Alberton GP Urban Day Delivery Male
30-May MVA Injured Waterfall ZN Urban Day Delivery Male
31-May MVA Injured Pretoria GP Urban Day Street Male
31-May MVA Deceased Pinetown ZN Urban Day Sport Male

April 2017

Totals for April 2017

MVA MBA MPA   Injured Deceased   Day Night
23 14 0   27 16   22 15
                 
GP ZN FS NW MP LP WC EC NC
13 6 5 1 1 0 5 5 1
                 
Urban Freeway Rural   Male Female      
23 7 6   40 3      
                 
Sport Cruiser Street Scooter Delivery Adventure Touring Unknown  
17 1 0 1 3 1 0 15  


Accident Data for April 2017

DATE TYPE STATUS LOCATION PROVINCE ROAD TIME BIKE GENDER
01-Apr MVA Injured Durban ZN Urban Day Delivery Male
03-Apr MVA Injured Queensburgh ZN Freeway Night Adventure Male
04-Apr MBA Deceased Pretoria GP Urban Night Unknown Male
08-Apr MVA Injured Johannesburg GP Urban Day Sport Male
08-Apr MBA Injured Umdloti ZN Freeway Day Unknown  Male
08-Apr MVA Injured Kimberly NC Urban Day Unknown  Male
    Injured           Female
08-Apr MVA Injured Hillcrest ZN Rural Day Unknown  Male
08-Apr MVA Deceased Westonaria NW Urban Night Sport Male
09-Apr MVA Injured Potgietersrus MP Urban Day Unknown  Male
11-Apr MVA Injured Cape Town WC Urban Day Sport Male
13-Apr MVA Injured Cape Town WC Urban Night Unknown Male
14-Apr MVA Deceased Matroosfontein WC Urban Day Scooter Male
    Deceased           Male
14-Apr MBA Injured Bloemfontein FS Urban Day Unknown Male
16-Apr MBA Injured Senekal FS Rural Day Unknown  Male
    Deceased         Sport Female
16-Apr MVA Deceased Cape Town WC Urban Night Sport Male
17-Apr MVA Deceased East London EC Urban Night Sport Male
18-Apr MVA Injured Johannesburg GP Urban Day Delivery Male
18-Apr MBA Injured Kempton Park GP Urban Day Unknown Male
    Injured           Male
19-Apr MVA Deceased Groenkloof GP Urban Day Sport Male
20-Apr MVA Injured Northmead GP Urban Day Sport Male
21-Apr MVA Deceased Clarrens FS Rural Day Unknown Male
21-Apr MVA Injured Johannesburg GP Freeway Day Sport Male
23-Apr MBA Injured Knysna EC Rural Day Unknown Male
25-Apr MBA Deceased Ifafa ZN Urban Day Cruiser Male
    Injured           Female
25-Apr MVA Injured Goodwood EC Urban Day Unknown Male
26-Apr MVA Deceased Pretoria GP Freeway Night Sport Male
26-Apr MBA Injured Durban ZN Freeway Night Sport Male
26-Apr MVA Injured Johannesburg GP Freeway Night Unknown Male
26-Apr MBA Injured Port Elizabeth EC Urban Night Delivery Male
27-Apr MVA Deceased Cape Town WC Urban Night Unknown Male
28-Apr MBA Deceased Boksburg GP Urban Night Sport Male
29-Apr MBA Injured Johannesburg GP Rural Day Sport Male
29-Apr MVA Deceased Gatesville EC Urban Night Unknown Male
29-Apr MVA Deceased Rondebult GP Freeway Night Sport Male
29-Apr MBA Injured Bloemfontein FS Urban Night Sport Male
30-Apr MBA Deceased Lanseria GP Rural Day Sport Male
30-Apr MBA Injured Bloemfontein  FS Utban Day Sport Male
    Injured           Male

March 2017

Totals for March 2017

MVA MBA MPA   Injured Deceased   Day Night
30 8 1   31 9   32 7
                 
GP ZN FS NW MP LP WC EC NC
22 7 1 0 1 0 6 2 0
                 
Urban Freeway Rural   Male Female      
22 6 9   36 4      
                 
Sport Cruiser Street Scooter Delivery Adventure Touring Unknown  
16 3 2 5 3 2 0 8  


Accident Data for March 2017
 

DATE TYPE STATUS LOCATION PROVINCE ROAD TIME BIKE GENDER
01-Mar MVA Injured Summer Greens WC Urban Day Unknown Male
02-Mar MVA Injured Pretoria GP  Urban Day Sport Male
02-Mar MVA Injured Durban ZN Urban Day Delivery Male
03-Mar MBA Injured Johannesburg GP  Freeway Day Adventure Male
04-Mar MVA Injured Pinetown ZN Freeway Day Cruiser Male
04-Mar   Injured           Female
04-Mar MVA Injured Witbank GP Urban Day Sport Male
05-Mar MBA Injured Benoni GP Urban Day Sport Male
05-Mar MVA Injured Randvaal GP Urban Day  Sport  Male
05-Mar MVA Injured Port Elizabeth EC Urban Night Cruiser Male
05-Mar MBA Injured  Boksburg GP  Urban  Day  Sport  Male 
05-Mar MVA Injured Boksburg GP Utban Day Sport Male
06-Mar MVA Injured Warner Beach ZN Urban Day Delivery Female
06-Mar MBA Injured  Kemptonpark  GP Urban  Night  Sport  Male 
07-Mar MPA Injured Cape Town WC Urban Day Scooter  Female
07-Mar MVA Injured Lynwood GP Urban Day Scooter  Male
07-Mar MVA Injured Sea Point EC Urban Night Unknown Male
10-Mar MVA Deceased Johannesburg GP Freeway Day Street Male
10-Mar MVA Injured Cape Town WC Urban Day Scooter  Male
10-Mar MVA Injured vd Bijl Park GP  Rural Day Adventure Male
10-Mar MVA Injured Kempton Park GP Urban Day Street Male
11-Mar MVA Injured Steelepark GP Urbab Day Unknown  Male
11-Mar MVA Deceased Alberton GP Rural Night Sport Male
17-Mar MVA Injured  Kriel   MP  Rural  Day  Sport  Male 
18-Mar MVA Deceased Uitenhage WC Rural Day Sport Male
18-Mar MBA Deceased Amanzimtoti ZN Urban Day Sport Male
18-Mar MVA Injured vd Bijl Park GP Rural Day Scooter Female
18-Mar MVA Injured Bedfordview GP Freeway Night Unknown Male
19-Mar MBA Injured  Amanzimtoti  ZN Freeway Day  Sport  Male
23-Mar MVA Deceased Bluff ZN  Urban  Day  Sport Male 
24-Mar MVA Injured Centurion GP Urban Night Delivery Male
26-Mar MVA Injured Mayville GP Urban Day Scooter Male
26-Mar MVA Injured Lyttleton GP Urban Day Sport Male
26-Mar MBA Deceased Kempton Park GP Freeway Day Cruiser Male
26-Mar MBA Deceased Grootbrak WC Rural Day Unknown  Male
26-Mar MVA Injured Bloemfontein FS Rural Day Unknown Male
26-Mar MVA Deceased vd Bijl Park GP Rural Night Sport Male
28-Mar MVA Injured Menlyn GP Rural Day Sport Male
30-Mar MVA Deceased Cape Town WC Urban Day Unknown Male
30-Mar MVA Injured Howick ZN Urban Day Unknown Male

February 2017

Totals for February 2017

MVA MBA MPA   Injured Deceased   Day Night
46 11 0   51 13   46 11
GP ZN FS NW MP LP WC EC NC
22 15 2 2 0 1 8 6 1
Urban Freeway Rural   Male Female      
42 13 2   55 9      
Sport Cruiser Street Scooter Delivery Adventure Touring Unknown  
18 4 8 4 2 5 1 16  

Accident Data for February 2017

DATE TYPE STATUS LOCATION PROVINCE ROAD TIME BIKE GENDER
01-Feb MVA Injured Brakpan GP Urban Day Street Male
02-Feb MVA Injured Boksburg GP Urban Day Street Male
02-Feb MVA Injured Springfield ZN Urban Day Adventure Male
02-Feb MVA Deceased Silverton GP Urban Day Adventure Male
02-Feb MVA Injured Cosmos City GP Urban Day Street Male
03-Feb MVA Deceased Pretoria GP Freeway Day Street Male
03-Feb MVA Deceased Rustenburg NW Urban Day Sport Male
03-Feb MBA Injured Lephalale LP Urban Night Sport Male
03-Feb MVA Injured Isipingo ZN Freeway Night Sport Male
03-Feb MVA Injured Ballito ZN Urban Day Street Male
04-Feb MVA Injured  Johannesburg  GP Freeway Day Sport  Female 
04-Feb MVA  Deceased Port Elizabeth  EC Freeway  Night  Unknown  Male 
04-Feb MBA Injured  Port Shepstone  ZN  Urban  Night  Unknown  Male 
04-Feb MVA Deceased  Burgershoop  GP  Urban  Day Unknown  Male
    Deceased           Female
05-Feb MBA Injured  Kimberley  NC Freeway  Day Unknown  Male
05-Feb MVA  Injured  Bronkhorstspruit  GP  Urban  Night  Sport  Male 
05-Feb MVA Injured Bethlehem FS Urban Day Sport Male
    Injured           Female
05-Feb MBA Injured Franschoek WC Urban Day Cruiser Male
    Injured         Adventure Male
06-Feb MVA Injured Port Elizabeth EC Urban Day Sport Male
06-Feb MVA Injured Pinetown ZN Urban Day Delivery Male
07-Feb MVA Injured Rondebosch WC Urban Day Sport Male
    Injured           Female
07-Feb MVA Deceased Port Elizabeth EC Urban Day Sport Male
09-Feb MVA Injured Stanger ZN Urban Day Advent Male
09-Feb MVA Injured Pretoria GP Rural Day Street Male
09-Feb MVA Injured Cape Town WC Freeway Day Unknown Male
09-Feb MVA Injured Pietermaritzburg ZN Urban Night Unknown Male
11-Feb MBA Deceased Bloemfontein FS Urban Day Sport Male
    Deceased         Adventure Male
11-Feb MBA Injured Port Elizabeth EC Urban Night Sport Male
12-Feb MVA Injured Muldersdrift GP Urban Day Unknown Male
12-Feb MBA Injured Hekpoort GP Urban Day Unknown Female
12-Feb MBA Injured Vereeniging GP Freeway Day Sport Male
12-Feb MVA Injured Sasolburg GP Urban Day Cruiser Male
    Injured           Female
13-Feb MVA Injured Bluff ZN Urban Day Unknown Male
13-Feb MVA Injured Stikland WC Urban Day Advent Male
14-Feb MVA Injured Port Shepstone ZN Urban Day Delivery Male
15-Feb MVA Deceased Durbanville WC Urban Day Touring Male
16-Feb MVA Injured Umhlanga ZN Urban Day Unknown Male
16-Feb MVA Injured Cape Town WC Urban Day Unknown Male
18-Feb MVA Injured Boksburg GP Urban Day Sport Male
18-Feb MVA Deceased Johannesburg GP Freeway Day Sport Female
18-Feb MVA Deceased Johannesburg GP Freeway Day Cruiser Female
18-Feb MVA Injured Johannesburg GP Freeway Day Sport Male
18-Feb MVA Injured Johannesburg GP Freeway Day Cruiser Male
18-Feb MBA Injured Pretoria GP Freeway Night Sport Male
19-Feb MBA Injured Port Elizabeth EC Urban Day Sport Male
22-Feb MVA Injured Cape Town WC Urban Day Street Male
22-Feb MVA Injured Port Elizabeth EC Urban Day Scooter Female
23-Feb MVA Injured Bluff ZN Urban Day Adventure Male
24-Feb MVA Injured Newcastle ZN Urban Day Unknown Male
24-Feb MVA  Deceased  Rustenburg  NW Urban  Night  Unknown Male 
25-Feb MVA Injured Umhlanga ZN Urban  Day Scooter  Male
25-Feb MBA Injured  vd Bijl Park  GP Freeway  Day  Sport Male 
25-Feb MVA Injured Randburg GP Urban Night Scooter Male
25-Feb MVA Injured Mowbray WC Urban Night Unknown Male
26-Feb MVA Injured Bluff ZN Urban Day Unknown Male
27-Feb MVA Injured Umhlanga ZN Rural Day Unknown Male
28-Feb MVA Injured Pretoria GP Urban Day Street Male
    Injured         Scooter Male

January 2017

Totals for January 2017

MVA MBA MPA   Injured Deceased   Day Night
25 18 0   31 12   34 9
GP ZN FS NW MP LP WC EC NC
20 11 1 2 2 0 3 4 0
Urban Freeway Rural   Male Female      
34 8 1   40 3      
Sport Cruiser Street Scooter Delivery Adventure Touring Unknown  
19 3 6 2 4 2 0 7  

Accident Data for January 2017

DATE TYPE STATUS LOCATION PROVINCE ROAD TIME BIKE GENDER
01-Jan MVA Injured Durban ZN Urban Night Delivery Male
01-Jan MVA Deceased Sasolburg GP Freeway Night Sport Male
01-Jan MVA Injured Ballito ZN Urban Day Cruiser Male
03-Jan MVA Deceased Bronkhorstspruit GP Urban Day Adventure Male
04-Jan MVA Injured Lethlabile NW Urban Day Sport Male
06-Jan MVA Deceased Witpoortjie GP Urban Night Scooter Male
06-Jan MVA Injured Durban ZN Urban Night Unknown Male
08-Jan MBA Deceased Harrismith FS Urban Day Unknown Male
11-Jan MVA Deceased Pretoria GP Urban Day Delivery Male
12-Jan MVA Injured Northriding GP Urban Day Unknown Male
13-Jan MBA Deceased Bluff ZN Urban Day Sport Male
13-Jan MBA Deceased Horizon GP Urban Day Unknown Male
13-Jan MVA Injured Secunda MP Urban Day Sport Male
13-Jan MBA Injured Port Elizabeth EC Urban Day Unknown Male
14-Jan MBA Injured Pinetown ZN Urban Day Sport Male
14-Jan MVA Injured Gordons Bay EC Urban Day Sport Male
14-Jan MBA Injured Brakpan GP Urban Day Sport Male
14-Jan MBA Injured Uvongo ZN Urban Day Delivery Male
14-Jan MBA Injured Benoni GP Urban Day Sport Male
14-Jan MVA Injured Fourways GP Urban Night Delivery Male
15-Jan MVA Deceased Hekpoort NW Rural Day  Unknown Male
15-Jan MBA Injured  Winklespruit  ZN Urban Day Scooter  Male
16-Jan MVA Injured Durban ZN Urban Day Street  Female
18-Jan MVA Deceased Kraaifontein WC Urban Day Sport Female
21-Jan MBA Deceased Alberton GP Urban Night Sport Male
21-Jan MBA Deceased  Roodepoort  GP  Urban  Day  Street Male 
21-Jan MBA Injured  Roodepoort  GP  Urban  Day Unknown Male
21-Jan MVA Injured Roodepoort GP Freeway Day Sport Male
22-Jan MVA Injured Kriel MP Urban Night Sport Male
23-Jan MVA Injured Alberton GP Freeway Day Sport Male
25-Jan MVA Injured Port Elizabeth EC Freeway Day Cruiser Male
25-Jan MVA Injured Brackenfell WC Urban Day Sport Male
25-Jan MBA Injured Brakpan GP Urban Day Street Male
29-Jan MVA Injured Centurion GP Urban Day Sport Male
29-Jan MBA Injured Pretoria GP Freeway Night Cruiser Male
29-Jan MBA Injured Ashburton ZN Freeway Day Sport Male
29-Jan MBA Injured Ashburton ZN Urban Day Sport Male
30-Jan MVA Injured Port Elizabeth EC Urban Day Street Male
31-Jan MVA Deceased Durban ZN Freeway Day Sport Male
31-Jan MVA Injured Oudtshoorn WC Urban Day Street Female
31-Jan MVA Injured Springs GP Urban Day Adventure Male
31-Jan MBA Injured Roodepoort GP Urban Night Sport Male
31-Jan MBA Injured Bedfordview GP Freeway Day Street Male

Hein Jonker

Founder of the Motorcycle Safety Institute of South Africa Editor in Chief of Bike Talk South Africa Chief Instructor of Bike Talk Motorcycle Rider Academy Motorcycle Safety & Skills Expert for Arrive Alive South Africa

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