'They think they're the boss of the road' - Listeners share taxi driver tales

702/CapeTalk's listeners seem to share a notion that taxi drivers feel entitled to harass and abuse motorists on the roads.

Listeners shares stories of being violently harassed by taxi drivers and feel that the government has been lenient for far too long. It is time something is done about their violent and unruly behavior, say callers.

Caller Hope in Witbank says he narrowly escaped being chased by taxi drivers after giving a lift to three women hitchhiking in the rain.

Read: Mosiuoa Lekota is a bitter man - Caller

This is not on, they cannot dictate to people who to give lifts to. They stop at hiking spots and make sure that cars don't give lifts to people. They do not have exclusive rights to every person who needs to catch a ride. If a person wants to catch a taxi they would go to a taxi rank.

Hope, Caller

Karen in Lenasia describes how her son's school's transport driver was harassed by taxi drivers for transporting children to school. She says this is not the first time that this driver has been harassed in front of the children.

We have a right to send our children to school with whoever we want to send them with and we have a right to send our kids to school in transport that is safe and secure and I don't right to send my kids to school in a taxi.

Karen, Caller

I am absolutely flabbergasted and would like to take this further

Karen, Caller

We hired an Avanza from Joburg to Giyani and on our way back we were pulled over by these taxi people and said we must prove that we are all related and we are coming for a family funeral. They took our keys and demanded that we pay R1000 so that they can release the car.

Chales, Caller

It has become very dangerous to drive in a vehicle that resembles a minibus

Charles,Caller

I think we tolerate the nonsense of taxi people because they are given a monopoly ... they think they are the bosses of the road and no one else must transport the people.

France, Caller

To hear the rest of the listener's experiences with minibus taxis, listen below:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Breast cancer and its effect on sexuality

Breast cancer and its effect on sexuality

Dr Eve explores the subject with 702 callers and talks frankly about the effects of cancer on patients sexuality.

Whoever takes over from James Selfe is a poor choice, says Eusebius

Whoever takes over from James Selfe is a poor choice, says Eusebius

The Democratic Alliance will be electing its new federal council chairperson over the weekend.

Santaco strikes a deal to better the taxi industry

Santaco strikes a deal to better the taxi industry

'Santaco in Gauteng has already started vetting its drivers and training queue marshals' says SA Taxi Association Maroba Maduma.

SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) buys 25% of SA Taxi for R1.7 billion

SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) buys 25% of SA Taxi for R1.7 billion

Bruce Whitfield interviews Maroba Maduma (SA Taxi) and Thulani Qwabe, Chief Business Development Officer at Taxi Choice.

5 taxi drivers shot and 2 taxis set alight in Tshwane CBD

5 taxi drivers shot and 2 taxis set alight in Tshwane CBD

Colonel Noxolo Kweza says cases of malicious damage to property, attempted murder and taxi violence have been opened.

A new security app for Uber drivers

A new security app for Uber drivers

Uber has partnered with Aura and created a security App in order to improve the safety of Uber drivers nationwide.

Popular articles
[WATCH] How many people does it take to park a car?

[WATCH] How many people does it take to park a car?

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

'We discuss stocks and options with our children at the dinner table'

'We discuss stocks and options with our children at the dinner table'

Bruce Whitfield interviews Basetsana Kumalo about her attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

[WATCH] Boy explaining what he heard when parents had sex goes viral

[WATCH] Boy explaining what he heard when parents had sex goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

South Africa quietly reclassifies 33 wild species as farm animals

South Africa quietly reclassifies 33 wild species as farm animals

Some of the endangered wildlife has now been listed as farming stock under key legislation that governs breeding.

It's VW, but not as you know it - Why did Volkswagen change its logo?

It's VW, but not as you know it - Why did Volkswagen change its logo?

John Maytham asks what's behind Volkswagen's new-look logo...

5 retirement saving tips for those who left it late

5 retirement saving tips for those who left it late

It’s better to start late than never! The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Jeanette Marais.

[WATCH] Woman faints after hairdresser cuts 12-inch hair without telling her

[WATCH] Woman faints after hairdresser cuts 12-inch hair without telling her

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.