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A WEEK or so ago, someone I know was travelling home in a taxi. The wheel “fell off” and the taxi rolled three times. My acquaintance ended up in hospital, thankful to be alive, but with an excruciatingly painful broken clavicle.

The organisation he works for swung into action, getting the best advice and ensuring he would be as comfortable as possible during his recuperation. Then they sat back and tried to figure out how to rejig over-extended resources to cover for him while he was unable to work.

This wasn’t an ‘accident’. Too many such incidents happen all the time. Efficient and effective checking of roadworthiness of all vehicles, especially those engaged in public transport, would surely reduce the number of ‘accidents’ of this kind.

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