Taxi red lights

Taxi running a red light

Today has seen much discussion on twitter on the recklessness of taxi drivers as yet another cyclist was badly injured when a minibus taxi crashes into the cyclist. There has been several requests from the cycling community for the enforcement of a 1,5 m gap from cyclists – a call answered in the Western Cape last week with the requirement regulated to have a 1m gap.

The cycling crash yesterday in KZN was however not result of a “crash from behind” but rather failure to observe at an intersection and to remain alert to approaching cyclists! In a section developed on the Arrive Alive website on the topic of Safe Driving at Intersections, we specifically warn on the need to focus on vulnerable road users at intersections!

A friend emailed us the above video of yet another example of a taxi driver skipping a red light!

We would like to caution all road users to approach intersections with extreme caution, and plead with traffic officials to be very harsh in sentencing these offenders!!

Also view:

Safe Driving at Intersections

Cycling Safety

Dashboard camera recorders and Road Safety

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