Compliance with traffic rules on the UP campuses and general safety awareness

Posted on July 30, 2015

In compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the University of Pretoria continuously monitors on-duty incidents and injuries and reports on this matter to the relevant the structures, as prescribed by the Act.

Recently several incidents/injuries involving pedestrians, cyclists, motorcycles and vehicles were brought to our attention. Personnel, students and contractors should please take note of the following:

  • Normal traffic rules apply to all persons using the roads on the University’s campuses. Cyclists and motorcyclists are also requested to make sure that they comply with the traffic rules.
  • The speed limit on the campuses is 35km/h.
  • Pedestrians are requested to look where they are going and to remain alert to their surroundings by preferably not using earphones or talking on their cellphones while walking.
  • Cyclists are requested to look out for pedestrians on the routes between buildings where vehicles are not allowed.
  • Please use the parking areas allocated for motorcycles and bicycle racks.
  • Motorcycle access to the campus is restricted to vehicle routes. Motorcycles are not allowed on pedestrian routes.
  • Bicycles may not be parked next to or locked onto general balustrades and handrails as this blocks pedestrian routes and may cause obstructions during an emergency evacuation.
  • Golf carts should, as far as possible, be used only on the ring road and should make use of the pedestrian routes only to gain access to buildings.
  • Parking bays allocated to handicapped persons may not be misused.

Your friendly cooperation will be much appreciated.

Prof Susan Adendorff    Mr Colin Fouché
Director: Facilities Management       Director: Security Services


- Author Facilities Management / Director: Security Services

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