Racism also causes accidents on roads

Travelling from Newcastle to Heilbron, we nearly had an accident when a tyre of a truck delivering milk burst as we were about to overtake it.

Travelling from Newcastle to Heilbron, we nearly had an accident when a tyre of a truck delivering milk burst as we were about to overtake it.

The occupants of the truck were two white males and the driver introduced himself as Frans. Their don't-care attitude surprised us. They stopped 150m ahead of us but did not come to check the damage to our vehicle. We went to check the damage to their truck. Their superior attitude and inconsiderate approach baffled me. We nearly lost our lives because of their retread tyres.

Racism is rife on our roads and is another cause of accidents.

John Mphuthi, Heilbron

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