Taxis vs motorists: Videos that irked social media in South Africa

Taxis vs motorists: Videos that irked social media in South Africa

- A video shared via social media summarises some epic confrontations between taxi drivers and motorists in South Africa

- Various incidents caught on camera reveal taxi drivers driving in the wrong lanes but motorists refuse to give them leeway

- The video struck a chord with South Africans as it has been liked in excess of 1000 times and numerous fiery comments

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South Africa Live shared another interesting video via Facebook recently.

The footage shows various incidents of taxi drivers breaking the rules of the road and how motorists challenge them.

In most of the cases, taxi drivers can be seen driving in lanes with oncoming traffic in an attempt to find shortcuts.

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Many South Africans may feel obliged to give the taxi drivers leeway but not these motorists and the heated confrontations are caught on camera.

Briefly.co.za noted how social media users admired the motorists for taking a stand.

Bridgette Rene Lawrence said, “That's why they should be taken off our roads, there should be a better transportation system in place to secure our commuters’ safety.”

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It also became apparent that South Africans feel that government and traffic police should play their part.

Paul Stevens said, “Traffic cops scared of taxis. They are a law unto themselves! I don’t stress anymore its normal! They can do what they want! Authorities are nowhere to be seen Oh yes put up a few cameras sit in your car and catch some law abiding citizens speeding!”
Renee Havinga shared a stern message: “These SA Taxi's are a pain to society. Having travelled in them a couple of times. Never again!!! They should be removed from our roads permanently. They don't value commuters’ lives or care if their vehicles are licensed or roadworthy. As long as they get their money they don't care about the rest. And they get away with all their unlawful acts on our roads. No licenses revoked, or taken off the roads. They are a death trap on wheels. And have caused more accidents on our roads than any other vehicle. Remove the lot!”

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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