Road rage reckless driving in Blairgowrie


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.

Report ID: 493
Crime Category: Reckless Driving
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: JOHANNESBURG
Suburb: Blairgowrie
Address: Jan Smuts ave JHB
Crime Date/Time: 18 Aug 2010, 00:08 AM
Reported By: Username493
Reported Date: 18 Aug 2010, 09:08 AM
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  • Anton14 24 Aug 2011, 08:47 AM

    I have seen so many "amper eish" due to people driving in the right lane at a relaxed laidback speed with no regard for the traffic behind them. The funny part is that 99% of these people are aware of what they are doing and they seem to get "natural high" from the attention they get from the drivers behind them. They get into their nerves on purpose. If these people are really concerned for their safety and that of their fellow drivers, they would make sure that they "keep left and pass right". Its unfair to have to pass a slow moving car on the left without no reason at all. South African road norm is that left=slow and right=fast.

  • dave18 30 Jan 2011, 07:04 AM

    If indeed you were driving slower than him in the right lane, you are in the wrong Drive in the left lane.... you wont irritate him in the first place. You deserved what you got if you were driving in the right lane and he wanted to pass. Your comments indicate there was place for him to pass on your left. Why were you not in the left in that space.

  • Unknown 18 Aug 2010, 10:47 AM

    The sad part is......there is nothing we can do about it. Not even the damn cops pull these people over!

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