All wel­come at Taxi Driver of 2016

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SAN­TACO- KZN will again se­lect its best driver based on pas­sen­ger nom­i­na­tions, in Mkon­deni, on Valen­tine’s Day.

San­taco started the an­nual Best Driver of the Year cam­paign to en­cour­age higher driv­ing stan­dards among all taxi driv­ers, in­clud­ing obey­ing the rules of the road, re­spect­ing com­muters and avoid­ing neg­li­gence.

The re­gional chair, Boy Zondi, said in a state­ment that one of San­taco’s ma­jor con­cerns is that many com­muters have no al­ter­na­tive trans­port to taxis.

“It then be­comes im­per­a­tive that as San­taco- KZN, we try our ut­most best to pro­vide safe and re­li­able trans­port to all com­muters, and send a mes­sage to our driv­ers that we can­not tol­er­ate neg­li­gence, namely speed­ing, drink­ing and driv­ing, and over­load­ing of any kind,” said Zondi.

Ear­lier this year, com­muters were in­vited to vote for the driver who drives safely and com­mu­ni­cates well with pas­sen­gers, and the 10 driv­ers who re­ceived the most votes are now to pit their skills be­hind the wheel for the cov­eted award.

Mem­bers of the pub­lic are wel­come to at­tend the tests, which take place at the Mkon­deni Test­ing Grounds in Pi­eter­mar­itzburg from 8 am on Fe­bru­ary 14. — WR.

PHOTO: FILE

Wheels editor Al­wyn Viljoen en­cour­ages the pub­lic to at­tend the se­cond Taxi Driver of the Year chal­lenge on Valen­tine’s Day.

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