South Africans divided over viral video of taxis breaking the law

South Africans divided over viral video of taxis breaking the law

A video has gone viral on social media which showed taxi drivers driving on the median strip and opposing lane as they try to skip traffic.

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Over the past years, several videos have made their way on social media which showed taxi drivers breaking the law. They're either driving on the wrong side of the road, shoulder of the road or in the emergency lanes to avoid traffic.

On Thursday, another video has gone viral which showed taxi drivers breaking the law. The video was shared on Intelligence Bureau SA's Facebook page, gathering 38K views in just nine hours.

Briefly.co.za gathered the video was filmed in Centurion on Panorama road and it was not the first time it happened.

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The footage divided social media users, with some defending the taxi drivers, adding they do it to get their passengers to work on time.

Londa Mtana commented: "I ride a taxi everyday and if taxi's didnt do this ,alot of us would be jobless today .I see all the bosses and managers complaining.Its not right but look at it this way 15 passengers vs 4 passengers vs being late for work."
Ompelege Majafa added: "Dear our CEO's and Bosses in this page this action is the reason we never late at work haai, always understand that."

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However, others condemned the taxi drivers, whose actions they dubbed 'lawless.'

Sharon Peter Richards wrote: "Lawless out of control SA. Nothing shocks me, this is very normal behaviour for the taxi industry SA."
New King simply said: "Being lawless is disgusting."

Take a look at the video below:

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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