Idiots on the road...

I'm really concerned about the mentality of my fellow road users in South Africa...

I've been using the same two roads (Modderfontein/Allendale), but what I've noticed is that a basic two lane road instantly turns into 3 or more lanes. I also bet you this is not the only two roads this happened. This honestly frustrates me into the ground. Without sounding racists, but also what I've notices that 98% of the people who drive on the yellow lane and make more lanes are Taxi's.

I'm not a racist at all, in fact I have a lot of black friends. But who the hell does these bloody idiots who drive there think they are?

When there is metro police on the road they don't do that, the best is when they are doing it and they see the metro police then they try to push in and if you don't give the space they get aggressive. Who gives you a right to drive there, does not matter if you black, white or yellow.

But most of all like I said previously its mostly just taxi people, so I would like to find out why does taxi people think they can do what they want on the road, they drive where they want to, stop in the middle of a street and drive over stop streets and red lights.

I can honestly say without hesitation if there is an idiot driving like this and they come in a car accident and die, I will seriously not have any sympathy and to be honest its not if they are going to missed by there fellow road users. I might sound heartless but I don't care.

Obey the rules of the road does not matter on your skin colour, I don't care who you are or what race you are but if you drive like that and die in a car accident then you got what you deserved, because you are endangering the other people around you.

Drive safe and keep you cool.
BatongaBoro 2014-08-07 10:10:12 PM
that's actually quite tame. try the New Road and Harry Galaun / Lever intersection. taxis drive up the wrong side of the road there at peak hours. and oh yes of course the traffic cops are sat there watching, doing nothing. and don't worry about deflecting racism. anyone who is so colour motivated that says "i drive that way because i am black" should have the same courage of convictions to just boycott the white man invention of automobiles anyway. bad driving is bad driving, no matter what colour.
FatherChristmasConscience 2014-08-07 11:22:39 PM
Taxi drivers instinctively apply one of the rules of the first world countries traffic management - the most popular mean of transport becomes the fastest one. It's about the execution. Majority of black drivers, not exclusively taxi drivers, drive the same way people walk on the sidewalk in the city - some slower, some faster; look there, it's my friend let's have quick chat. Announcing your attempt to turn left, or right during your Sunday stroll in the park looks rather silly as well. White drives have their flaws, too. Did you know that cyclists have the same rights as 4x4 drivers? When you turn right at the robot you should give way to incoming traffic, isn't it? It apply to the bicycles as well. Don't hoot, you're wrong. When overtaking the bicycle try to keep the distance bigger than few millimeters. A pedestrian on the street is a reason to brake, not to accelerate. This is a particularly nasty sport of whiteys. Really, people?
Lazarus MP Sekopa 2014-08-08 04:27:01 AM
Joker36 you are right but my advice to you is spare yourself the heart attack and learn to live with these idiots because they're not going anywhere soon. And the other thing is that you and I are more likely to get involved in an accident cause by taxis than the taxi itself, so be careful about that statement.
Hluvukani Craig Mabasa 2014-08-08 08:09:05 AM
Jst try to drive in alexandra esp pan area,you will never complain again of allandale idiots taxi drivers
SunshinyDay 2014-08-08 09:13:25 AM
Taxi's are a menace. I have come across one or decent ones but the majority are going to be the death of us all. The problem with the taxis is that they believe because they are doing a "public service" and they've already gotten away with so much (not paying e-tolls, never being taken to task for their bad driving) they believe they are invincible and they don't need to follow the rules of the road. To give you an example of how dumb they are, our cleaners sister was almost paralyzed in a taxi accident, where the taxi tried to skip traffic by driving on the shoulder then he lost control. When he had to face angry family members, he told them the accident wasn't his fault, it was the vehicles fault. The vehicle is the one that crashed, not him. I once drove into the back of a taxi, because he came to a sudden stop in front of me and I tried to swerve out the way but I was too close. My car wasn't even damaged, his whole back bumper had fallen off. He got angry at me and when I told him he shouldn't have stopped there (it was about 2m from a corner, the law says you cannot stop within 6m) he told me I should have known he was going to stop. The are arrogant, dangerous and because of the accidents they cause they should actually be paying more for petrol because of the excessive funds they incur (we do medico legal reports, practically all the RAF claims are from taxi accidents).