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A score of unroadworthy taxis was impounded today, Friday, 22 July by the Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD).

In a statement on social media, TMPD reported about this success after removing over 10 unroadworthy taxis off the road.

“TMPD region 6 members conducted an operation which yielded good results in Denneboom on Friday 22 July 2022.

THE COUNT OF UNROADWORTHY VEHICLES IMPOUNDED

58 vehicles were checked, and from the 58, 15 unroadworthy vehicles were impounded.”

TMPD added that 30 fines were issued to vehicles that failed to comply with the rules and regulations of the road.

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While many praised TMPD for dealing with unroadworthy taxis, some blew the whistle on other spots deserving attention.

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TMPD DIRECTED TO OTHER HOTSPOTS

Mahlo Vincent Ntshengwa said: “Please visit Van Der Walt near Bloed Mall. The same vehicles in this picture have hijacked the street”.

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Marvin Vivo Tebogo said: “Please come to Sosha tomorrow”.

Another user was not impressed by the TMPD’s action.

Elvis Pofu Nine-nine Ejm said: “Basically, how do you expect people to survive. I really hate metropolitan municipalities because they don’t want a black person to recover from what has been caused by Apartheid”.

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According to a study referenced by Arrive Alive, of the 36 lives lost daily on South African roads – 3 are killed in taxi-related incidents.

“A study done by the Automobile Association of South Africa recorded an annual total of 70 000 minibus taxi crashes which indicates that taxis in SA amount for double the rate of crashes than all other passenger vehicles,” Arrive Alive quoted the study report.

This is a developing story.

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