|9 school children died when this taxi was hit by train|
According to the News24 article,
"the taxi driver raced, on the wrong side of the road, past a string of cars which had already stopped at the train crossing between the Blackheath and Melton Rose stations.
"The booms at the train crossing in Buttskop Street, Blackheath, had already been lowered to prevent motorists from driving accross[sic] the train tracks."
Unfortunately I do not have strong enough words to write about the issue of black taxi drivers in this country. Incidents like what this (sorry for the word, but it is necessary) moron did happens all over South Africa on a daily basis, because these blithering idiots think they are a law unto themselves. They endanger other users on the road constantly, and I cannot remember when last I haven't seen one of these taxi drivers commit a driving offence. They are forever skipping rows of cars waiting at traffic lights, driving in the yellow shoulder, just to get ahead of cars at places like traffic lights (see image below).
|The green lines represent legal straight forward lanes.|
The red curving lines represent lanes where only left-turn lanes exist.
The red straight lines represent where these taxis go on left-only lanes.
However, we know the ANC government will probably never do that, because the taxi drivers will invariably go on strike.
Life on South African roads are doomed to remain a killing field!