We must avoid riding in unfit taxis and buses

I SHUDDER to read about the suicide that most South Africans commit by willingly riding in both cars and taxis certain to kill them.

When will the taxi-using societies realise that they are not making the best of their environmental challenges? Why commuters fail to realise that through self-regulation we can choose what means of public transport we travel in.

Aag, we need to stop calling passengers of taxi collisions "victims" but "suicides".

Each individual, young and old, male and female, should value their lives so that others can value them. Next time you use public transport, make your choice and probable destinies.

Pakane Lamola, Arizona State University, USA