Zero Tolerance to Offenders After 15 Year Old Crash Taxi
The Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max, expressed his shock and anger after a taxi, apparently driven by a fifteen year old boy, overturned in Kraaifontein at 08:20 this morning, killing two female passengers and slightly injuring eight others.
The driver was arrested and detained in the police cells.
Max expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased.
Max said that he found it shocking that the owners of the taxi placed the lives of people at great risk by allowing the young driver to be behind the wheel.
This will not be tolerated, he said.
Max said that police and Community Safety will leave no stone unturned to get answers to why the owner of the crashed taxi kept the vehicle, which was suspended in 2007 for not being roadworthy, without an operating license, on the road.
Max said that traffic officers will immediately remove any taxi or bus that is found to be not roadworthy or does not have an operating license, from the roads.
Law enforcement will show zero tolerance to any offender on the roads as the lives of all road users are at great risk.
The Department of Community Safety as well as the Department of Transport and Public Works will continue to ensure the safety of all road users through their joint safely home campaign.
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