Motorcycle Accidents in S.A. – 2016

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS IN SOUTH AFRICA – 2016

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 we all long for.

Reporting Platform – https://www.facebook.com/groups/motorcycleaccidents/

In no way does this report represent the total Motorcycle Accidents that occurred in 2016; this is based only on accident data known to us, and collected from trusted sources. More and more visionaries will join and make future reports more complete, creating even bigger motorcycle safety and rider awareness in South Africa.

Report No: MA2016/01
Period: 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016
Report compiled by Hein Jonker, Chief Instructor of the Motorcycle Safety Institute of South Africa (MSI)

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

Data Collection and Extraction as follows:

Date Accident Status Location Province Time Gender
15 Jan 2016 MVA Injured Rosettenville GP Day Male
17 Jan 2016 MVA Injured Krugersdorp GP Day Female
18 Jan 2016 MBA Injured Carletonville NW Day Male
20 Jan 2016 MVA Injured Kempton Park GP Day Male
20 Jan 2016 MBA Injured Germiston GP Day Male
20 Jan 2016 MVA Deceased Rustenburg NW Day Male
21 Jan 2016 MVA Injured Sandton GP Day Male
24 Jan 2016 MVA Deceased Rosettenville GP Day Male
24 Jan 2016 MVA Injured Kimberley NC Day Male
26 Jan 2016 MVA Deceased Johannesburg GP Day Male
27 Jan 2016 MVA Deceased Margate ZN Day Male & Female
30 Jan 2016 MBA Injured Munster ZN Day Female
JAN TOTALS 3 MBA, 9 MVA, 0 MPA | 8 Injured, 4 Deceased | 12 Day, 0 Night | 10 M, 3 F

 

Date Accident Status Location Province Time Gender
1 Feb 2016 MVA Injured Johannesburg GP Night Male
1 Feb 2016 MVA Deceased Johannesburg GP Day Female
2 Feb 2016 MVA Injured Centurion GP Day Male
5 Feb 2016 MVA Injured Centurion GP Day Male
5 Feb 2016 MVA Injured Marlboro GP Day Male
5 Feb 2016 MVA Injured Randburg GP Day Male
8 Feb 2016 MPA Injured Johannesburg GP Night Male
12 Feb 2016 MVA Injured Potchefstroom NW Day Male
13 Feb 2016 MVA Deceased Centurion GP Day Male
20 Feb 2016 MVA Deceased Queensburgh ZN Day Female
21 Feb 2016 MVA Deceased Queensburgh ZN Day Male
25 Feb 2016 MVA Injured Midrand GP Day Male
28 Feb 2016 MVA Deceased Newcastle ZN Day Male
FEB TOTALS 0 MBA, 12 MVA, 1 MPA | 8 Injured, 5 Deceased | 11 Day, 2 Night | 11 M, 2 F

 

Date Accident Status Location Province Time Gender
2 Mar 2016 MVA Injured Johannesburg GP Day Male
4 Mar 2016 MVA Injured Hillcrest ZN Day Male
5 Mar 2016 MVA Injured Amanzimtoti ZN Day Male & Female
9 Mar 2016 MVA Injured Bluff ZN Day Male
14 Mar 2016 MVA Injured Pietermaritzburg ZN Day Male & Female
14 Mar 2016 MVA Injured Glen Anil ZN Day Male
18 Mar 2016 MVA Injured Randburg GP Day Male
21 Mar 2016 MBA Injured Scottburgh ZN Day Male
23 Mar 2016 MVA Injured Randfontein GP Day Male
25 Mar 2016 MVA Injured Sunninghill GP Day Male
28 Mar 2016 MVA Injured Durban ZN Day Male
28 Mar 2016 MVA Injured Durban ZN Day Male & Female
MAR TOTALS 1 MBA, 11 MVA, 0 MPA | 12 Injured, 0 Deceased | 12 Day, 0 Night | 12 M, 3 F

 

Date Accident Status Location Province Time Gender
1 Apr 2016 MVA Injured Vredendal WC Day Male
3 Apr 2016 MVA Injured Krugersdorp GP Day Male
4 Apr 2016 MVA Deceased Midrand GP Day Male
6 Apr 2016 MVA Injured Potchefstroom NW Day Male
7 Apr 2016 MVA Injured Milpark GP Day Male
10 Apr 2016 MVA Injured Pinetown ZN Day Male
11 Apr 2016 MVA Injured Margate ZN Night Male
11 Apr 2016 MVA Injured Shelly Beach ZN Day Male
13 Apr 2016 MVA Injured Claremont WC Day Male
13 Apr 2016 MVA Injured Krugersdorp GP Day Male
15 Apr 2016 MVA Injured Dinwiddie GP Day Male
15 Apr 2016 MBA Injured Randburg GP Day Male
16 Apr 2016 MVA Deceased Empangeni ZN Day Male
16 Apr 2016 MVA Deceased Vereeniging GP Day Male
16 Apr 2016 MPA Deceased Fourways GP Night Male
19 Apr 2016 MVA Injured Glenharvie GP Day Male
19 Apr 2016 MVA Injured Pinetown ZN Day Male
19 Apr 2016 MVA Injured Midrand GP Day Male
20 Apr 2016 MVA Injured Kempton Park GP Day Male
20 Apr 2016 MVA Injured Midrand GP Day Male
21 Apr 2016 MVA Injured Shelly Beach ZN Day Male
23 Apr 2016 MVA Injured Strand WC Day Male
23 Apr 2016 MBA Injured Amanzimtoti ZN Day Male
23 Apr 2016 MVA Injured Pinetown ZN Day Male
23 Apr 2016 MVA Injured Welkom FS Day Male
23 Apr 2016 MVA Injured Durban ZN Day Male
25 Apr 2016 MVA Injured Bedfordview GP Day Male
APR TOTALS 2 MBA, 24 MVA, 1 MPA |23 Injured, 4 Deceased | 25 Day, 2 Night | 27 M, 0 F

 

Date Accident Status Location Province Time Gender
1 May 2016 MVA Injured Randburg GP Night Male
4 May 2016 MVA Injured Midrand GP Day Male
4 May 2016 MVA Injured Cape Town WC Day Male
4 May 2016 MVA Deceased Johannesburg GP Night Male
6 May 2016 MVA Deceased Bellville WC Day Male
6 May 2016 MVA Deceased White River MP Day Male
7 May 2016 MVA Deceased Toekomsrus GP Day Male
13 May 2016 MBA Deceased Peacevale ZN Day Male & Female
14 May 2016 MVA Injured Donkerhoek GP Day Male
15 May 2016 MVA Injured Margate ZN Night Male
15 May 2016 MVA Injured Berea ZN Day Male
18 May 2016 MVA Injured Umhlanga ZN Day Male
18 May 2016 MVA Injured Cape Town WC Day Male
19 May 2016 MVA Injured Cape Town WC Day Male
20 May 2016 MBA Injured Pretoria GP Night Male
21 May 2016 MVA Injured Pinetown ZN Day Male
21 May 2016 MBA Deceased Durban ZN Night Male
21 May 2016 MVA Injured Glen Vista GP Day Male
24 May 2016 MVA Injured Rivonia GP Night Male
24 May 2016 MVA Injured Midrand GP Day Male
26 May 2016 MVA Injured Cape Town WC Night Male
30 May 2016 MVA Injured Strand WC Day Male
30 May 2016 MVA Injured Bloemfontein FS Day Male
31 May 2016 MVA Injured Illovo ZN Day Male
31 May 2016 MVA Injured Stellenbosch WC Day Male
MAY TOTALS 3 MBA, 22 MVA, 0 MPA | 19 Injured, 6 Deceased | 18 Day, 7 Night | 25 M, 1 F

 

Date Accident Status Location Province Time Gender
3 Jun 2016 MVA Injured Linden GP Day Male
4 Jun 2016 MBA Injured Turffontein GP Night Male
4 Jun 2016 MVA Injured Fourways GP Day Male
6 Jun 2016 MVA Deceased Meyerton GP Night Male
7 Jun 2016 MVA Injured Queensburgh ZN Day Male
9 Jun 2016 MPA Injured Germiston GP Night Male
12 Jun 2016 MVA Injured Pinetown ZN Night Male
12 Jun 2016 MVA Injured Umhlanga ZN Day Male
12 Jun 2016 MVA Injured Umhlanga ZN Day Male
14 Jun 2016 MVA Injured Kempton Park GP Day Male
15 Jun 2016 MVA Injured Ferndale GP Night Male
15 Jun 2016 MVA Injured Brits GP Night Male
17 Jun 2016 MVA Injured Berea ZN Night Male
22 Jun 2016 MVA Injured Durban ZN Day Male
23 Jun 2016 MVA Deceased Midrand GP Day Male
23 Jun 2016 MVA Injured Randburg GP Day Male
27 Jun 2016 MVA Deceased Lonehill GP Night Male
27 Jun 2016 MVA Injured Pretoria GP Day Male
30 Jun 2016 MVA Injured Hillcrest ZN Day Male
JUN TOTALS 1 MBA, 17 MVA, 1 MPA | 16 Injured, 3 Deceased | 11 Day, 8 Night | 19 M, 0 F

 

Date Accident Status Location Province Time Gender
2 Jul 2016 MBA Deceased Durban ZN Night Male
3 Jul 2016 MBA Injured Amanzimtoti ZN Day Male
6 Jul 2016 MVA Injured Umbilo ZN Day Male
7 Jul 2016 MVA Injured Umbilo ZN Day Male
11 Jul 2016 MVA Injured Amanzimtoti ZN Day Male
12 Jul 2016 MVA Injured Pietermaritzburg ZN Day Male
18 Jul 2016 MBA Injured Durban ZN Day Male
21 Jul 2016 MVA Injured Midrand GP Day Male
22 Jul 2016 MVA Deceased Pretoria GP Night Male
22 Jul 2016 MBA Injured Warner Beach ZN Day Female
23 Jul 2016 MVA Injured George WC Day Male
23 Jul 1016 MVA Injured Midrand GP Day Male
27 Jul 2016 MVA Deceased Pretoria GP Night Male
31 Jul 2016 MBA Injured Pinetown ZN Day Male
JUL TOTALS 5 MBA, 9 MVA, 0 MPA | 11 Injured, 3 Deceased | 11 Day, 3 Night | 13 M, 1 F

 

Date Accident Status Location Province Time Gender
1 Aug 2016 MVA Injured Centurion GP Day Male
1 Aug 2016 MVA Injured Ferndale GP Day Male
2 Aug 2016 MVA Injured Pretoria GP Day Male
2 Aug 2016 MVA Injured Centurion GP Day Male
6 Aug 2016 MVA Deceased Johannesburg GP Day Male
8 Aug 2016 MVA Deceased Lydenburg MP Day Male
8 Aug 2016 MVA Injured Midrand GP Day Male
16 Aug 2016 MVA Injured Lonehill GP Night Male
19 Aug 2016 MVA Injured Centurion GP Day Male
19 Aug 2016 MVA Injured Rietfontein GP Day Male
21 Aug 2016 MPA Injured Germiston GP Night Male
26 Aug 2016 MVA Deceased Hyde Park GP Day Male
28 Aug 2016 MVA Injured Benoni GP Day Male
30 Aug 2016 MVA Injured Lonehill GP Day Male
AUG TOTALS 0 MBA, 13 MVA, 1 MPA | 11 Injured, 3 Deceased | 12 Day, 2 Night | 14 M, 0 F

 

Date Accident Status Location Province Time Gender
2 Sep 2016 MVA Injured Northriding GP Day Male
2 Sep 2016 MVA Deceased Rustenburg NW Day Male
3 Sep 2016 MBA Injured Pietermaritzburg ZN Day Male
3 Sep 2016 MBA Injured Parys FS Day Male
3 Sep 2016 MVA Injured Parys FS Day Male
3 Sep 2016 MVA Injured Parys FS Day Male & Female
4 Sep 2016 MVA Injured Cosmo City GP Night Male & Female
5 Sep 2016 MVA Injured Umbilo ZN Day Male
6 Sep 2016 MVA Deceased Durban ZN Day Male
7 Sep 2016 MVA Injured Highveld GP Day Male
8 Sep 2016 MVA Injured Durban ZN Day Male
9 Sep 2016 MVA Injured Durban ZN Day Male
9 Sep 2016 MVA Injured Durban ZN Day Male
10 Sep 2016 MVA Deceased Bloemfontein FS Night Male
21 Sep 2016 MVA Injured Cape Town WC Day Male & Female
24 Sep 2016 MVA Injured Midrand GP Day Male
24 Sep 2016 MBA Deceased Pretoria GP Day Male & Female
25 Sep 2016 MBA Injured Durban ZN Day Male
25 Sep 2016 MPA Injured Johannesburg GP Day Male
26 Sep 2016 MVA Injured Durban ZN Day Male
26 Sep 2016 MVA Deceased Pretoria GP Day Male
27 Sep 2016 MVA Injured Welkom FS Day Male
27 Sep 2016 MVA Injured Wynberg WC Day Male
SEP TOTALS 4 MBA, 18 MVA, 1 MPA | 18 Injured, 5 Deceased | 21 Day, 2 Night | 23 M, 4 F

 

Date Accident Status Location Province Time Gender
2 Oct 2016 MVA Deceased Fourways GP Day Male
5 Oct 2016 MVA Injured Johannesburg GP Day Male
6 Oct 2016 MVA Injured Rosebank GP Day Male
7 Oct 2016 MVA Deceased Rustenburg NW Day Male
8 Oct 2016 MVA Injured Centurion GP Day Male
8 Oct 2016 MBA Injured Pietermaritzburg ZN Day Female
8 Oct 2016 MVA Injured Ballito ZN Day Male
13 Oct 2016 MVA Injured Durban ZN Day Male
19 Oct 2016 MVA Injured Johannesburg GP Day Male
20 Oct 2016 MBA Injured Centurion GP Day Male & Female
22 Oct 2016 MVA Injured Queensburgh ZN Night Male
23 Oct 2016 MBA Injured Secunda MP Day Male
23 Oct 2016 MVA Deceased Johannesburg GP Day Male
23 Oct 2016 MVA Deceased Villiersdorp WC Day Male
25 Oct 2016 MVA Injured Durban ZN Day Male
28 Oct 2016 MVA Injured Centurion GP Day Male
28 Oct 2016 MVA Deceased Pietermaritzburg ZN Day Male
28 Oct 2016 MVA Deceased Rosslyn GP Day Male
31 Oct 2016 MVA Injured Germiston GP Day Male
31 Oct 2016 MVA Injured Fourways GP Day Male
OCT TOTALS 3 MBA, 17 MVA, 0 MPA | 14 Injured, 6 Deceased | 19 Day, 1 Night | 19 M, 2 F

 

Date Accident Status Location Province Time Gender
3 Nov 2016 MVA Injured Alexandra GP Day Male
5 Nov 2016 MVA Deceased Fouriesburg FS Day Male
6 Nov 2016 MVA Injured Boksburg GP Night Male
7 Nov 2016 MVA Injured Cape Town WC Night Male
7 Nov 2016 MVA Deceased Durban ZN Day Male
9 Nov 2016 MVA Injured Randburg GP Day Male
10 Nov 2016 MVA Injured Waterkloof GP Day Male
10 Nov 2016 MVA Injured Bloemfontein FS Day Male
11 Nov 2016 MVA Injured Umhlanga ZN Day Male
15 Nov 2016 MVA Injured Germiston GP Day Male
17 Nov 2016 MVA Injured Vereeniging GP Day Male
17 Nov 2016 MVA Deceased Khagiso GP Day Male
20 Nov 2016 MVA Deceased Parys FS Day Male
22 Nov 2016 MVA Injured Centurion GP Day Male
27 Nov 2016 MVA Deceased Ermelo MP Day Male
27 Nov 2016 MVA Deceased Glynwood GP Day Male & Female
27 Nov 2016 MVA Injured Isipingo ZN Day Male
27 Nov 2016 MVA Injured Vanderbijl Park GP Day Female
28 Nov 2016 MVA Injured Vanderbijl Park GP Day Male
29 Nov 2016 MVA Injured Garsfontein GP Day Male
29 Nov 2016 MVA Injured Pietermaritzburg ZN Day Male & Female
30 Nov 2016 MVA Injured Port Shepstone ZN Day Male
NOV TOTALS 0 MBA, 22 MVA, 0 MPA | 16 Injured, 6 Deceased | 20 Day, 2 Night | 21 M, 3 F

 

Date Accident Status Location Province Time Gender
1 Dec 2016 MVA Deceased Cape Town WC Day Male
2 Dec 2016 MBA Injured Alberton GP Day Male
4 Dec 2016 MVA Deceased Durban ZN Night Male
4 Dec 2016 MVA Injured Bluff ZN Day Male
7 Dec 2016 MVA Injured Centurion GP Day Male
10 Dec 2016 MVA Deceased Hyde Park GP Night Male
16 Dec 2016 MVA Injured Hillcrest ZN Day Male
21 Dec 2016 MVA Injured Uvongo ZN Day Male
22 Dec 2016 MVA Injured Umhlanga ZN Day Male
22 Dec 2016 MVA Injured Ramsgate ZN Day Male
28 Dec 2016 MVA Injured Glen Ashley ZN Day Male
28 Dec 2016 MVA Injured Bluff ZN Day Male
30 Dec 2016 MVA Deceased Cape Town WC Day Male
DEC TOTALS 1 MBA, 12 MVA, 0 MPA | 10 Injured, 4 Deceased | 11 Day, 2 Night | 13 M, 0 F

 
Summary
As you will see, most accidents are the result of a Multi-Vehicle Incident. If I had to dig deeper, I would be able to point to the cause, due to error on the part of the Other Vehicle Operator or Motorcycle Operator.

Further data, although limited in some cases, can be extracted such as Time of Day, Age Group, Type of Motorcycle, Road Type, Other Vehicle Type, Pedestrians Involved, etc.

TOTALS: 214 (MBA – 23 / MVA – 186 / MPA – 5)

Injured Deceased Day Time Night Time Male Female
165 49 183 31 207 19

 

GP ZN WC FS NW MP NC
104 72 17 10 6 4 1

 

Jan 2016 Feb 2016 Mar 2016 Apr 2016 May 2016 Jun 2016
12 (8 / 4) 13 (8 / 5) 12 (12 / 0) 27 (23 / 4) 25 (19 / 6) 19 (16 / 3)
Jul 2016 Aug 2016 Sep 2016 Oct 2016 Nov 2016 Dec 2016
14 (11 / 3) 14 (11 / 3) 23 (18 / 5) 20 (14 / 6) 22 (16 / 6) 13 (10 / 4)

 
Highest Accident Area is in Urban 60 – 80km/h speed zones due to constantly changing variables that will cause and accident. Urban (Town & City) traffic is “dynamic jungle” and is seen as a High-Risk Zone.

If you would like to contribute by helping us report on Motorcycle Accidents in South Africa, then please join the Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/motorcycleaccidents/

Conclusion
These findings will speak for themselves. I can only add by encouraging Motorcyclists to be more diligent when riding among other road users, but not excluding their own abilities and the desperate need for professional rider training in the field of effective Urban Survival.

Those riding in Urban areas take heed and take care. You are at a much higher risk and take the necessary steps (training, riding manner) in order to lower your risk to self and to others.

I beg of you to become part of the solution and not the problem. Let us all do our very best to bring these numbers down in the next report for 2017 Motorcycle Accidents in South Africa.

 

Yours in Motorcycle Safety & Skills Development!

HEIN JONKER | Founder & Chief Instructor

Phone: 083 7937975 | Email: hein@msi.org.za

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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6 Responses

  1. Rhine Barnes says:

    Thank you for your efforts, it is a very sobering report. However, I am somewhat surprised that your study does not include Cape Town.

    Is there a reason for this?

  2. Hein Jonker says:

    Look again, Cape Town most certainly features in the report.

  3. Greetings Hein, thank you for the effort put into your report, Its quite an eye opener. Sad to read about the numbers of bikers who did not make it, hopefully 2017 will have lesser numbers, and more riders will see the importance of training, and understand that it does make a difference at the end of the day. Keep up the good work.

  4. Hein Jonker says:

    Thanks Phillip. All the best for the work ahead in 2017! Will pay you guys a visit one day when up country…

  5. George Werner says:

    If you compare it against motor vehicles % wise what will the results be.

  6. Hein Jonker says:

    Hi George. I’m not sure what you mean by your question. We don’t collect Motor Vehicle Accident stats, only Motorcycle (Bike Only (MBA) or Bike vs Car/Truck/Bus/etc. (MVA)).

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