A taxi driver was arrested on Wednesday after he was caught
transporting 49 school children in a 16-seater minibus taxi between
KwaZulu-Natal's Mooi River and Estcourt, national transport
What made the situation even worse was that the driver was
times over the legal alcohol limit, said transport spokesperson Logan
"Traffic officers arrested the driver of the minibus taxi, who
transporting learners from Mooi River to Estcourt, early this
"The driver is currently detained at the SAPS in Mooi River,"
He was expected to appear in court on Thursday.
Maistry said the children were so tightly crammed into the
they could not even move.
He said Transport Minister Sbu Ndebele had warned public
operators that dedicated law enforcement operations targeting
specifically public transport vehicles were being intensified.
enforcement officers will be intensifying operations on
transport, particularly buses, taxis and scholar transport
|Crime Category:||Reckless Driving|
|Address:||Mooi River to Estcourt|
|Crime Date/Time:||3 Feb 2010, 00:02 AM|
|Reported By:||Report A Crime|
|Reported Date:||3 Feb 2010, 14:02 PM|