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Welcome to the
Road Ethics Project (REP)

Since 2019, we have sparked conversations to change minds and shift behaviour on the roads, to help save lives and prevent life-changing injuries.

A road ethicist asks,

“How should we use the 
road traffic system together?”


WHO WE ARE

We are advocates of ethical road use.

WHAT WE DO

We engage people as ethical agents, fostering ethical literacy and promoting Vision Zero and Safe System thinking

WHY WE DO IT

We view the crisis-level road crashes, deaths, injuries and disabilities in South Africa as ethically unacceptable
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accidents in 2021

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attributed to alcohol use

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speed infringements in 2021

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people involved in fatal accidents

Who We Are

History of the Project

REP began in 2019 after co-founder Dr Lee Randall completed her PhD research into the bioethics of Johannesburg minibus crashes. Her key finding was that minibus taxi drivers are an indicator species - like a canary in a coalmine - revealing the crashogenic nature of the South African road traffic system. Although many people blame taxi drivers, the ethical responsibility for tackling minibus taxi crashes is shared among many roleplayers.

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