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Taxi drivers have been warned!

Taxi drivers have come under fire after recent tragic events on the roads which claimed the lives of many. An urgent meeting by the Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane, MEC for Roads and Transport Ismail Vadi and Joburg metro police department officials was called with taxi owners to discuss recent road fatalities. This after […]

Taxi drivers have come under fire after recent tragic events on the roads which claimed the lives of many.

An urgent meeting by the Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane, MEC for Roads and Transport Ismail Vadi and Joburg metro police department officials was called with taxi owners to discuss recent road fatalities.

This after 15 people died when a minibus taxi collided outside Randfontein last week.

However, those believed to have been the most responsible for breaking traffic laws were not present at the meeting.

Nkosi-Malobane issued a stern warning to all taxi owners, saying that action will be taken for perpetrators to face the full wrath of the law.

In addition to this the Chairperson of Santaco in KwaZulu-Natal, Boy Zondi has also taken action to clamp down on taxi drivers found guilty of reckless driving and for putting passengers at risk.

Zondi stated that a team of 80 people around the province had been sent out to monitor and report negligent behaviour on the roads and at taxi ranks.

“As owners we are also telling them they need to make sure that the vehicles that are used by taxi drivers are roadworthy at all times. So that is the onus of the owners. We are trying by all means to make sure that we bring down the number of accidents that are caused by taxis on our roads in KZN,” he said.

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