City of Cape Town in bid to rein in unruly taxi drivers

The City of Cape Town Safety and Security Directorate launched an integrated taxi blitz on Thursday.

Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security JP Smith says the complaints about negligent and dangerous driving of taxis on the city's roads are consistent and forthcoming.

He says about 132 000 fines are issued monthly and most of them go to the taxis but still there is no impact.

Read: 50% of Taxi commuters fear for their safety - poll

We are concentrating a lot of resources on taxis.

JP Smith, Mayco member for safety and security - City of Cape Town

Now there is a twice-weekly blitz where traffic enforcement and metro police pull together to ensure that we tackle the taxi behaviour.

JP Smith, Mayco member for safety and security - City of Cape Town

The goal here is to make sure that we bring their behaviour in line.

JP Smith, Mayco member for safety and security - City of Cape Town

The budget for traffic enforcement will be announced in the coming week with some adjustments to improve on safety and security, says Smith.

To hear the rest of the conversation, listen below:


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