South African Taxi Driver Uses Feet to Steer at Full Speed, Causes a Stir As Peeps Share Mixed Reactions

South African Taxi Driver Uses Feet to Steer at Full Speed, Causes a Stir As Peeps Share Mixed Reactions

  • A taxi driver pulled a super daring stunt while racing down the road, and it received divided opinions online
  • In a clip that went viral on the socials, a driver can be seen driving without his hands on the wheel at all
  • Netizens were amazed, and many cracked jokes about the driver's ability, while others saw a serious issue

PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Briefly News on your News Feed!

Taxi drivers are often dubbed as the king of the roads in South Africa. In a clip, one public transport driver showed that he does not even need his arms to drive.

Taxi driver, Man entering taxi (stock)
A taxi driver pulled quite the stunt while driving, which amazed netizens. Image: Twitter/VUMatshaya/Getty Images/THEGIFT777
Source: UGC

The video shows the driver's confidence when relying on his legs to control the vehicle. Some Mzansi peeps could not help but marvel at the obscure talent.

Twitter video of taxi driver has netizens up in arms

Read also

Traffic officer crashed VW GTI in video, SA peeps serve up hilarious jokes: "Sir, you can't park there"

A Twitter video posted by @VUMatshaya shows a daring driver using his feet to control the car. The clip shows the man driving high speed and taking a smoke break.

PAY ATTENTION: Follow Briefly News on Twitter and never miss the hottest topics! Find us at @brieflyza!

Taxi drivers are notorious for their reckless behaviour on the road, and the latest had more amazing netizens at odds. Many peeps marvelled at how he seemed at ease driving without his hands. Other netizens had a more negative take as they commented on how unsafe roads are in South Africa because of drivers.

@Ducallife commented:

"There is no use for this trick, no sports, no contest, no price. Unless he was spinning the car and making tricks for talent, I would understand hey."

@Sigwa01 commented:

"I've done this... I'm not proud."

@MakuyaTBDJ7 commented:

Read also

Trucker driving in fast lane busts lawless taxis for wilding on national road but gets dragged instead

"As for the bell and lifting up the leg."

@Vultronnaire commented:

"The cameraman really trusts his buddy for real."

@father_Joss commented:

"Nxaai man where's the happy ending, it would be fun to see that joint flying out the window."

@Tumi_Thereturn commented:


@4realidonotcare commented:

"When you have lost people to car accidents and you see stuff like this."

@LOZAAH commented:

"One pothole just one, and it’s chai."

@its_mx commented:

"I am going to tell my kids this was Lewis Hamilton."


"SA roads are not safe, I will bring another update next week, just watch."

“Sho’t left, driva”, South Africans share hilarious stories of their taxi trips

Briefly News previously reported that Tik Tok creator Yungearn's post has South African commuters sharing their taxi ride moments on social media.

In particular, it is how awkward it is for riders to ask the taxi driver to stop for them to get out at a location.

Read also

Man steals streetlight in the middle of the day, peeps astounded by thief's skill: "This guy is well trained"

Phindile Cindy Madonsela uploaded the post on Facebook, but an original creator is a white man called Yungearn. On Tik Tok, the video has over 1,4 million views.

South Africans always find the funny side of serious or awkward moments, which is no different. Commuters shared their experiences in the comments section, and many people had a collective laugh.

PAY ATTENTION: Сheck out news that is picked exactly for YOU ➡️ find the “Recommended for you” block on the home page and enjoy!

Source: Briefly News

Rutendo Masasi avatar

Rutendo Masasi (Human-Interest editor) Rue Masasi is a Human Interest and Entertainment writer at Briefly News who graduated with a BA (Hons) in English from Rhodes University in 2018. Rue also has 2 years of experience in journalism and over four years of experience as an online ESL teacher. She has also passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative. You can reach her via email: