The R300 freeway near Delft northeast of the city centre is the most dangerous stretch of road in Cape Town according to a recent Metro police report. Last year it saw nine deaths and 264 accidents, more than any other road in the city. It is followed by Baden Powell Drive, which runs north from Muizenberg south of the city centre, and then by the N2, which runs southeast from Table Bay through the impoverished Cape Flats.

Meanwhile, according to the same police report the three most dangerous intersections in the city in terms of the number of accidents are the junction of Spine Road and Swartklip Road near Mitchell's Plain, followed by the intersection of Potsdam Road and the N7 near Du Noon and then the junction of the N7 and the N2.

In all cases inadequate speed enforcement, poor vehicle maintenance and the lack of safe crossing points for pedestrians are all partly to blame.