What do you think about ...
The Rep reporter Simtembile Mgidi took to the streets to ask people in Transport Month how they feel about the driving of public transport vehicles and the condition of the vehicles
Simba Melvin from Unifound
Some public vehicle are of an industry standard, but some are not. The seats are old, but the drivers are all nice. However, their driving is very fast, so one tends to be scared.
Karin de Villiers from Komani Park
They are very impatient drivers and do not know the rules of the road. When taxi drivers stop at the mall, I have seen them drinking alcohol. Drinking and driving is dangerous. You could drive well and not be the cause of a fatal accident, but the festive season is approaching which makes me even more scared.
Shiree Leroux from Newvale
I promise you I could scream when it comes to public transport. Taxi drivers stop wherever, putting their hazards on and returning to the road without looking. I have been in taxi accidents so often. Two weeks ago, I was in one when a taxi drove into the taxi I was in just as we were entering the road. No ambulance was called and we had to get into another taxi because we had to get to work.
Zandisile Dywili from Lady Frere
The conditions of the taxis are 100%, I know, because I use them. I also check them and when they are not in a good condition, we do not allow them to go on the roads. Their driving is good, because we discipline drivers who drive recklessly.
Michael Filo from Nomzamo
Drivers differ according to which taxi you are in. Some drivers are nice while some are rude as if they are doing you a favour, but I think in the location they mostly drive well.
KARIN DE VILLIERS