I was on my way to work this morning at about 8:45am driving south along Jan Smuts Avenue in the vicinity of Blairgowrie.
A taxi was tailgating me at a very uncomfortably close distance.
I had noticed that the driver had been doing it with other motorists as well and he appeared frustrated.
I touched my brakes (without slowing down) to warn him to back off. He got angry at this, braked hard and swerved into the left lane.
He then passed me, swerved close in front of me and locked his brakes. Fortunately my car can stop faster than a taxi and I avoided a collision.
He then sped off into the left lane again, narrowly missing another car, and gave me the finger.
This was an obvious attempt to get me to crash into him. What can be done about drivers like this?
It was a white E20 taxi registration LCS714GP. He had no passengers in the taxi.
|Crime Category:||Reckless Driving|
|Address:||Jan Smuts ave JHB|
|Crime Date/Time:||18 Aug 2010, 00:08 AM|
|Reported Date:||18 Aug 2010, 09:08 AM|