Loaded taxi trapped at 179 km/h

2007-12-21 00:00

A taxi driver has been trapped at the highest speed recorded in KZN since the start of the festive season.

The speeding taxi driver (33) was clocked at 179 km/h with 14 passengers in the vehicle on the N3 highway near Estcourt yesterday.

KZN Transport spokeswoman Zinhle Mngomezulu said the taxi was stopped on the N3 northbound.

She said the driver showed little regard for the passengers or the law. “It must be remembered that the speed limit for taxis is 100 km/h and that is for the consideration of passengers … ,” she said.

The driver was arrested and is expected to appear in court shortly.

Passengers were stranded until another taxi could be arranged.

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