Ofentse Mokwena | Road accidents kill thousands each year. Sober mind needed to finance, implement safety

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How long did it take to have seatbelts as a norm in transport vehicles?

Many of us found the black belt in the cars and taxis we commute in, but it wasn't mandatory - nor was the annoying "beep" a standard. Most minibus taxis are fitted with seatbelts too, but it is far from standard practice to wear them on local and long-distance trips.

This is not because they're not useful, but the ergonomics of minibus taxi use - how commuters of different sizes sit and organise themselves - make it a possible source of discomfort.

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