Transport keeps the green and red lights on during lockdown

The City of Cape Town’s Transport staff are out and about during the national lockdown to conduct emergency repairs to traffic signals across the city. They are part of the City’s essential services and frontline staff. Read more below:


‘Although the lockdown period requires us to stay home, traffic signals are still needed to ensure the safety of those who are on the road when going shopping for essentials, or for receiving medical attention. The City considers repairs to traffic signals as an essential service, thus we have teams on standby to deal with any emergency repair during the lockdown,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Alderman Felicity Purchase.

Traffic signals play an essential  role on our roads to ensure the orderly flow of traffic by giving right of way to cars and pedestrians in turn. Not only do they make vehicular traffic a lot safer, but also pedestrian traffic.

Faulty traffic signals can be reported to the Transport Information Centre on 0800 65 64 63 – the TIC is available 24/7.

‘We are doing all we can to safeguard motorists and pedestrians using our roads, but we cannot do this on our own. I encourage residents to please keep on reporting faulty traffic lights by phoning the TIC so that we can respond to these emergency repairs,’ said Alderman Purchase.

Issued by: Media Office, City of Cape Town