The Inkatha Freedom Party is concerned about on-going death of children due to reckless taxi drivers after two school boys, aged six and eleven, have sustained fatal injuries earlier this morning after they were hit by a minibus taxi in Newlands West, north of Durban.
“Last month five kids were killed when they were knocked over by a taxi in Makhoso, near Mthwalume in South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, while waiting for scholar transport. Our children are being killed as a result of motorists and taxi drivers speeding on our roads.
Reckless driving by taxi drivers is something that needs to be recognised, acknowledged and dealt with accordingly,” said IFP KZN Provincial Spokesperson on Education, Mrs Thembeni Madlopha-Mthethwa MPL.
“The level of danger taxi drivers pose on the roads cannot be underestimated. A vast majority completely ignore traffic signs and robots, speeding ahead where the speed limit is clearly, while paying no mind to yield signs. They swerve in between motorists in an attempt to get to their designated areas as fast as possible.
Many innocent lives are prematurely lost on our public roads due to irresponsible driver behaviour. Speed law enforcement must be intensified to deal harshly with speedsters that are robbing families of precious lives of breadwinners and their loved ones.” continued Mrs Madlopha-Mthethwa.
“We must all want our roads to be safe before it can happen. Reckless drivers must be charged with human slaughter if they are found guilty of killing people,” concluded Mrs Madlopha-Mthethwa.
Mrs Thembeni Madlopha-Mthethwa MPL
IFP KZN Provincial Spokesperson on Education
079 114 3015