More than 17000 readers think new SA road laws is a corruption opportunity

2017-03-09 08:38

'This is a rubbish idea', 'I fully support the impounding of vehicles but they should concentrate on taxis.', says Wheels24 readers on new laws for serious traffic offenders in the Cape.

Limpopo taxi driver bust for overloading to appear in court

2017-01-03 08:31

A Limpopo taxi driver caught with 31 passengers in his 15-seater vehicle - some of whom were undocumented migrants - is expected to appear in the Mokopane Magistrate's Court.

6 ways mini-bus taxis make driving in Gauteng dangerous

2016-09-22 08:02

'I suspect that metro police are either afraid to stop taxis, or they are given 'lunch money' by the Taxi Associations,' says Wheels24 reader Philip Spies regarding taxi drivers in Gauteng.

Protest againt Uber: French taxis on strike

2016-01-26 11:18

Paris taxi drivers protesting what they consider unfair competition from rival services such as Uber are joining teachers and other public servants in nationwide strikes.

New York to try out GPS-based meters on 1000 taxicabs

2015-10-16 09:20

Some New York City taxicabs will switch to using GPS-based fare calculators from current metering systems under a pilot program.

Watch: The reason why taxis 'disregard the law'

2015-08-21 13:34

'There's a complete disregard for safety and the value of human life inside a taxi,' says Western Cape emergency services spokesperson Robert Daniels.

24 taxi drivers bust for driving on wrong side of road

2015-06-17 18:34

Johannesburg metro police have arrested 24 minibus taxi drivers in Parktown for reckless driving after they drove into oncoming traffic.

Taxi strikes choke economic drive - chamber

2014-11-18 07:00

Recurring taxi strikes and threats of more protest action are hampering economic growth, says the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Jakarta threatens to ban Uber

2014-08-20 13:22

The Indonesian capital is threatening to shut down controversial smartphone car-hailing service Uber due to licensing issues. The threat comes after Germany banned the service.

Taxi wars: Black taxis vs high-tech rival

2014-06-08 09:33

They have been the kings of London's roads for over a century but now the drivers of the iconic black taxi cabs are battling a modern-technology competitor.


'They are NOT above the law!' - Readers respond to SA's lawless taxis

2017-02-24 11:26

'Police need to be more visible', 'Where do these guys get their licenses?', 'Report them!' Wheels24 readers respond to reckless minibus taxi drivers.

Reader's 5 biggest problems with taxis in Durban

2016-11-22 06:57

'I understand that for the drivers and owners of taxis it is their livelihood but how can we compromise on safety?' writes a concerned reader about road safety in Durban.

Reader speaks: Stop the taxi madness on SA roads

2016-02-11 07:44

"The time has come for all South African road users to unite against the daily taxi chaos on our roads," says Wheels24 user Robert Cronje.

Uber’s surge pricing ‘a failed concept’, Fin24 users say

2015-12-28 13:34

In reaction to internet ride-sharing app Uber’s explanation of its dynamic or ‘surge’ pricing concept, Fin24 users have responded with criticism.

New quest for quiet New York taxis, buses and trains

2015-10-16 09:07

A pair of initiatives designed to bring more peace and quiet to taxis, buses and trains moving in and about New York City has been set in motion.

Taxi association apologises to Mamelodi commuters

2015-07-10 20:04

The Mamelodi Local and Long Distance Taxi Association has apologised to commuters for the recent violence and says life will return to normal following the release of impounded minibus taxis.

India's booming taxi-app firms face problems

2015-06-15 19:26

India's ultra-competitive app-based taxi-hailing market has quickly become a multi-billion-dollar industry, but several problems threaten to halt the industry.

Calls for single-sex transport on rise

2014-10-29 10:03

Calls for sex-segregated trains, buses and taxis are on the rise as women around the world say they'd feel safer in them.

High-five for wi-fi in thousands of taxis

2014-06-13 07:55

Dangerous driving, horror crashes... the SA National Taxi Council has a dubious reputation but it has now come up with a plan to sway passengers' hearts and minds - taxi wi-fi.

6 things you should know about taxi drivers

2014-04-11 08:38

'The main cause for reckless driving is to make a buck as taxi drivers have a quota to fulfill,' writes Wheels24 reader Neil van Rooyen who shares his thoughts on taxi drivers and owners in South Africa.

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