CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Transport officials at the weekend expressed concern over the high number of biker fatalities on local roads.
One motorcyclist is killed on South African roads every 12 hours.
On Sunday Western Cape Transport MEC Robin Carlisle met with about 400 motorcyclists at a rally aiming to raise awareness about road safety.
The theme of the event was 'No Day to Die'.
Carlisle said it was important that motorists be vigilant, especially of those on motorbikes.
“As you drive along in your car think about that bike in front of you, where somebody may have shed some oil on the road and that bike skids, suddenly. Remember bikers, cyclists and pedestrians are the most vulnerable on the roads.”
Rally organiser Douw Coetzee said they were tired of being just another statistic.
“People are not aware of motorcycles on the roads. We don’t want to die, we’re also human.”