24 taxi drivers bust for driving on wrong side of road

2015-06-17 18:34
Johannesburg Metro Police. (File)

Johannesburg Metro Police. (File)

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Johannesburg - Twenty-four minibus taxi drivers were arrested in Parktown on Wednesday morning for driving on the wrong side of the road, Johannesburg metro police said.

"JMPD officers arrested 24 taxi drivers for driving on the wrong side of Carse O'Gowrie Road in Parktown today," said chief superintendent, Wayne Minnaar.

"They were detained at Hillbrow police station and will appear in the Hillbrow Magistrate's Court soon to face charges of reckless and negligent driving," Minnaar added.

Metro police conducted the operation following numerous complaints that minibus taxis were endangering other motorists by driving into oncoming traffic.

At the beginning of June, four taxi drivers were arrested for driving on the wrong side of the road on Jan Smuts Avenue in Randburg, and another eight at the end of May.

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