Taxis on the wrong path

The taxi operators are a law unto themselves. This industry does not want to be regulated.

The taxi operators are a law unto themselves. This industry does not want to be regulated.

Recently, taximen announced that they were against the "skytrain" which will operate between Soweto and Johannesburg.

The industry rejects this hybrid monorail even though it is not providing a good service.

Commuters risk their lives daily when they use taxis. Unruly taxi drivers also threaten commuters.

Women and older people are the worst victims of this harassment.

I own a car, but sometimes I have to use taxis when my car goes in for a service - every time I use this mode of transport it's a new experience.

Taxi organisations need to know that they do not own any routes and they are here to serve the nation.

If taxi owners can provide a good service and stop shooting one another daily, then people would be able to depend on the industry's service.

To solve this problem the state has to tighten its control of the taxi industry.

We need proper service, with or without 2010.

The commuters have a right to use any form of transport they want.

They have a choice to use taxis, buses or trains. They also have the right to demand good service because they pay for the service.

Taxi owners cannot survive without commuters' support.

Solomon Bokaba, Soshanguve

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