Video shows taxis driving on wrong side of the road, SA reacts

Video shows taxis driving on wrong side of the road, SA reacts

- A video has gone viral on Facebook showing taxi drivers once again breaking the law

- The footage shows the drivers using opposing lanes to bypass traffic in peak hours

- While some condemned the lawlessness, others said the ANC is to blame for not building lanes for the taxis

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More often than not, taxi drivers are accused of thinking they are above the law. Now, another video has gone viral showing more taxi drivers breaking the law.

On Monday, the Intelligence Bureau SA posted a video of taxi drivers driving on the wrong side of the road.

According to the caption, the incident took place in Benoni and it is a daily occurrence. The taxis sped past the traffic before driving completely off the road to give oncoming cars space to pass.

South Africans slammed the lawless behaviour and many accused the drivers of not only risking their own lives, but the lives of the passengers and other motorists as well.

Hannah Luckman commented:

"Lawlessness rules in South Africa. So sad to see how this beautiful country have came to. Very bad."

Gert Rudolph added:

"And the best of it all , the traffic department also knows that this happens every morning! But do you see them?"

However, others said the government should start building lanes dedicated to taxis because they have to get around without hassle so that all the passengers arrive at work on time.

Jabu Nkuna said:

"I blame government for prioritizing BRT buses for a special lane, and ignoring taxis who are carrying lot of passengers a day."

Zanoxolo Duncan Mbekela wrote:

"Well the ANC government put more emphasis on BRT, creating lanes for them, yet long and the most effective form of public transport never received any help. I fully support what they do. Its good hey."

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Take a look at the video below: previously reported that a taxi was filmed driving in the emergency lane and blocking off an ambulance on its way to an accident scene.

The video was shared online and, as in the above case, sparked outrage on Mzansi social media.

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