- A new study has found poor working conditions contributes to reckless driving amongst taxi drivers
- Briefly News asked its readers whether or not they found the reason for taxi recklessness valid
- Mzansi definitely disagreed with the statement and took to the comments section to share their thoughts
A recent Wit University study suggests that reckless driving amongst taxi drivers may be in part caused by poor working conditions. An unnamed occupational therapist concluded the research sometime this year.
While the researcher seems to sympathise with Mzansi's taxi drivers, South African social media users had some differing opinions. Many found the research to be a justification for taxi recklessness and took to the comments section to share their thoughts.
Check out some of the comments below:
Sheraaz Ismail said:
"This is a joke right !!! Are we now trying to justify this lawlessness? No regard or respect for the lives of their passengers or other road users. They are the hooligans of the road, no self-respecting person acts in this manner."
Fistos Oscar said:
"That occupational therapist is an ex Taxi Driver I can tell you that..that reason is so Taxi Rankish"
Xolani X. Smigo said:
"Nah, most of them are ill-mannered"
Nhlanhla Nyawuza said:
"Not sure what working conditions have to do with driving in the yellow barrier line or not stopping at an intersection but ok..."
Annette Smith said:
"I would say it is due to poor judgment. They take chances that endanger lives. Definitely not poor working conditions."
Shirley Ann Billson said:
"Rubbish. They deliberately break every road rule. Reckless driving and chasing after potential passengers. Even if they have a driving license or not. It remains reckless driving. They think they own the road"
Meanwhile, Briefly News previously reported that a disappointed man recently shared a clip with Facebook page SA Long Distance Truck Drivers that shows many locals looting a broken-down truck.
In the clip people with vehicles even join in on the mass looting.
"Yesterday the truck couldn't climb the hill. People came in cars and bakkies to loot. If you have a vehicle you are not that poor to be looting. So poverty is no excuse here," the clip was captioned.
South Africans were very disappointed and made this known in the comment section of the post. Many of them criticised the government who they said were not leading by example. Read their comments below:
Kenneth Maqala said:
"The same happened yesterday between Harrismith and Kestell, people in the very nice expensive car were looting flour from the overturned truck, what a shame to this nation."
Steve Van Reenen said:
"They learned from the ANC that there no consequences for their actions."
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Source: Briefly News