Action taken against taxi driver: Busted with 58 children in 14-seater

Action taken against taxi driver: Busted with 58 children in 14-seater

- A clip on social media has Mzansi up in arms after it exposed a reckless minibus driver

- A traffic official can be seen counting the staggering amount of children crammed into the 14-seater taxi

- The officer counted a total of 58 students and citizens couldn't believe their eyes

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A video has surfaced online exposing the danger some are willing to place students in for the sake of making a few extra bucks.

A traffic official can be seen in the clip slowly counting the number of pupils that had been packed into the 14-seater taxi.

The pair filming the video couldn't believe it when a staggering 58 students climbed out of the vehicle.

The officer in the clip moved to the front of the vehicle to confirm the number of passengers allowed by law, a firm 44 less than what the driver thought he would be able to get away with.

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The traffic cop can be heard saying the 'driver will sing in jail' as he attempted to process the ludicrous situation.

Briefly.co.za gathered that the Limpopo traffic department had confirmed the incident, putting forward that it was an 'abhorrent disregard for the law'.

eNCA reports that the driver of the minibus has been slapped with overloading charges and his vehicle impounded.

The traffic department's Joel Seabi commented on the incident, saying that:

"We found that the vehicle had not applied to the department to have an operating licence for the category of scholar transportation."

In addition to the steps taken against the driver, officials will be deployed to the schools involved to take the matter further.

Social media users were livid at the careless disregard of both the driver and the parents who allowed their children to use the overloaded transport.

Take a look at just a few reactions to the incident below:

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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