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?”
accidents in 2021
attributed to alcohol use
speed infringements in 2021
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.