Angry taxi drivers cracked a motorists windscreen.
The Gauteng Traffic Police would like to issue a stern warning against taxi operators who are causing unnecessary obstruction on our roads.
" While we recognize that picketing is a constitutional right of every citizen, obstruction on a public road constitutes a traffic offence and is therefore punishable by law".
The Gauteng Traffic Police and various law enforcement agencies will not hesitate to act against any form of lawlessness on our roads,’’ said Sello Maremane, Gauteng Traffic Police Spokesperson.
“The strike has a negative impact on our economy since Gauteng is the economic hub of our country. Taxi operators have avenues they can explore to raise their concerns instead of resorting to intimidation and blockage of roads,” added Sello Maremane.
Motorists are advised to drive with caution as the following roads have been affected by obstruction as a result of protest action by taxi operators.
• R80 Mabopane Freeway, from Transfer Taxi Rank until at the 3 way crossing.
• R573 Moloto Road, Cullinan crossing.
• Soweto Highway North bound.
• R21 between Olifantsfontein and Irene off ramp, North bound.
• N1 Sefako Makgatho off ramp, North bound.
The Gauteng Traffic Police Public Transport Intervention Unit is monitoring the situation closely in order to deal decisively with any form of intimidation and lawlessness on Gauteng roads.
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