Wednesday, 15 February 2012

A taxi shell remains

Last Sunday, I posted Taxi in the Jukskei and this is all that remains in just two days after the minibus taxi did a swan dive into the Jukskei River. The wheels disappeared first on the Sunday, followed soon by the doors, engine, gearbox, lights and steering column. Nothing was spared even the floor paneling was removed all to be used on another rattle trap on our South African roads.

The minibus taxis are the most popular mode of public transport in South Africa. They are also the most dangerous means of transport in South Africa. According to the Automobile Association of South Africa there approximately 150,000 public minibus taxis and are reported to be involved in 70,000 annually in South Africa with an estimated 3 taxi related deaths daily. It is a big yet dangerous industry that won't be fixed over night. Be careful out there.

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