Underberg: 31 kids and a teacher in a 14-seater taxi

2010-03-12 00:00

A TAXI driver was arrested at Underberg yesterday after he was stopped by a special operations unit, who found he had 31 children and a teacher squashed into his 14-seater taxi.

The Transport Department’s Rajen Chinaboo said the children were on their way to school in Underberg.

Transport MEC Willies Mchunu said restrictions on how many people are transported in a taxi are there for a reason. “People are not a sack of potatoes that you overload until there is no space.”

In February, 49 children were found in a taxi whose driver was found to be more than five times over the legal limit for alcohol.

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