This was during the launch of the SA Taxi / Topstar Taxi Association tire center which was held in Mbombela Taxi Rank on Friday. Latchminarain said: “The rapid increase in the number of fatal traffic accidents in the province is shocking.
Every day there is a loss of life. Some of these people are mothers, fathers and breadwinners, and their deaths affect the whole family.
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“Taxi drivers still have to comply with road regulations,” she continued, “and as the holiday season approaches, I must stress that this time around we will be stronger in terms of law enforcement operations Drivers should be able to understand their surroundings and take note of the speed at which they are driving They should take note of their vehicles, if they are roadworthy, before setting off. the wheel.
The Provincial President of the South African National Taxi Association (Santaco), Fanyana Sibanyoni, said: “We will ensure that the lives of passengers are safe and that we respect and obey the traffic laws. We will ensure that our vehicles are safe on the road and avoid speeding. Sibanyoni added that passengers are their first priority.
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This partnership and the launch of the tire center at Mbombela taxi station between SA Taxi and local taxi operators means that taxis will no longer have to travel outside the station to access tire services.