More than 2 000 unroadworthy taxis will be taken off SA roads

More than 2 000 unroadworthy taxis will be taken off SA roads

The Transport Department plans to scrap more than 2 000 taxis that have been deemed unroadworthy. For South Africans, this news comes as a relief because these taxis pose a real threat on the country's roads.

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In an effort to make South Africa's roads safer, the Transport Department will be scrapping over 2 000 taxis that are not roadworthy.

East Coast Radio reports that SANTACO, the taxi association, approves of the department's plans.

The association has submitted a list of vehicles that need to be taken off the roads.

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SANTACO office manager, Sifiso Shangase, feels the department's programme will help reduce the number of accidents that could have been avoided.

Taxi council Santaco in KZN says it will rally behind the Transport Department’s programme to scrap unroadworthy taxis.

"Commuters will now get vehicles which are newer, safer and break down less on the roads" gathers that the newer minibus models that taxi operators will have to buy will be much more comfortable for commuters.

"People will also have a better seating experience because operators will be obliged to purchase the safer new minibus models"

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