The taxi driver who had been stopped by a biker going the wrong direction in rush hour traffic has been found guilty and handed a steep fine for endangering road users
Social justice is a real thing in South Africa. A video posted on social media showing a biker confronting a taxi driver for reckless driving went viral and has resulted in the arrest of the driver.
Briefly.co.za had reported earlier that the angry biker had confronted the taxi driver for posing a huge risk to other motorists in the area.
The footage shows the biker blocking the taxi, which attempted to miss traffic by driving on the wrong side of the road. A motorist then joins the biker and the taxi is ultimately forced to reverse until he can take the right lane.
Joburg metro police revealed that justice had been served with the release of their monthly crime stats for October.
Sean Nysschen, the motorcyclist, had caught the incident on his helmet camera while travelling down Sloane Street in Byranston.
The taxi driver had been tracked down and eventually arrested for reckless and negligent driving.
Appearing in court late in November the taxi driver had been found guilty and given the choice of a 3-month jail sentence or a R6 000 fine.
The JMPD revealed that the man had paid the steep fine and had been warned not to commit a similar offence for the next three years or a more serious judgement would be placed against him.
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