Why they take so long: Video shows taxi blocking off ambulance, again!

Why they take so long: Video shows taxi blocking off ambulance, again!

A video was posted on social media, which showed a taxi deliberately blocking off an Emergency Medical Service vehicle by driving in the yellow lane.

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It is a known fact that taxis often take short cuts by either using the emergency lanes or by simply driving on the pavements.

As Briefly.co.za reported in November last year, a taxi was filmed driving in the emergency lane, refusing to make way for an ambulance.

The footage showed the ambulance, that had its siren on, was hooting and signaling for the taxi to get out of the way.

Now, a similar video made its way on Facebook, with the caption, "In case you're wondering why we take 'so long'".

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Since it is becoming a trend for taxi drivers to take up the emergency lanes, social media users expressed laws should be established to keep them from doing as they please.

“A law should be passed that if a vehicle does not give way for an emergency vehicle after a certain time, he is allowed to push them off the road or out of the way! Sick and tired of people not moving, but when they need help they expect emergency vehicles to be there in a heartbeat!”, William Steyn commented.

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