The South African taxi system. We all have our own opinions about taxis, or rather, taxi drivers. Who hasn’t seen the bumper stickers such as This taxi stops anywhere among many. The wars, accidents and the scandals – welcome to the wild, wild south!
What frustrates you most about the taxi system? Here are a few that make my blood boil…
When they’re driving recklessly and no-one says anything until that near death experience. Remember it’s your life ,so please do tell the driver to slow down.
Out of your pocket
How the driver makes it your responsibility to make sure that he gets his money in full. When you’re sitting in front and money gets lost, or isn’t paid, it’s your problem, not his. If it’s not soon accounted for it comes out of your pocket buddy. So much for the best seat in the house!
When a taxi isn’t roadworthy it’s inevitably stopped by law enforcements. It’s usually a long wait and discussion usually ends up with one party smiling.
I dare you
Here is a dare for you. Try getting in a taxi and you’re R3 short. Go ahead and try to see how generous the driver is. I DARE YOU!
It’s obvious that taxi drivers are aggressive, it comes with the territory of driving on the roads in South Africa. But without taxis, where would we be. Nowhere!