Do cyclists have to wear reflective clothing?

In South Africa, there is no specific legal requirement for cyclists to wear reflective clothing. However, wearing reflective clothing or accessories is highly recommended, especially when cycling at night or in low-light conditions. Reflective clothing significantly improves a cyclist’s visibility to motorists and other road users, reducing the risk of accidents. It is a proactive safety measure that can greatly enhance your visibility on the road, making it easier for drivers to see you. So while it is not a legal requirement, wearing reflective clothing is strongly encouraged for the safety of cyclists.