What are the rules regarding pedestrians standing in the center of the road at intersections with boards asking for work or money? I recently had a situation where a truck trailer moved into my lane when turning so I had to move over to the left only to find a man standing on the white line directly in front of me. I had to brake very hard to avoid hitting him. He then swore at me using filthy language. Does the Jay walking law still apply?
Pedestrians are not allowed to stand in the road as it constitutes a danger. There is also a by-law provision relating to begging. Any enforcement officer observing this should remove the person from the intersection.
Deputy Chief: Traffic Services (Operations)
Directorate: Safety and Security
City Of Cape Town