Back in 2009, South Africa holds the record for the most overloaded mini-taxi in history. A driver from Khayelitsha in Cape Town managed to squeeze 112 passengers into mini-van that should only have a maximum of 26 passengers. With that in mind, a driver caught carrying 18 passengers in a 5-seater car in the Dominican Republic.
The Dominican Republic is deemed one of the most dangerous countries in the world for drivers. The traffic is extremely chaotic and unregulated that cause so much trouble and untoward incidents. Most common things you may come across are taxis with broken tail-lights, pedestrians running across the road and drivers disobeying most traffic laws like drink driving laws. Despite strict regulations and constant warnings to stop overloading, a lot of brave drivers still break the law.
Officers on duty who caught the car in an unknown street in Africa pulled them over and asked the passengers to move out. Much to their surprise, they found that the car is overloaded.
Not counting the driver and the man in the front seat, there are 11 passengers at the back and 5 other men squeezing themselves inside the car’s truck.
But the question is, how did they manage to fit in the small space inside the trunk? hahahaha
The authorities were expected to summon the driver and passengers, not just for overloading, but also because of not wearing a seatbelt. JP Smith, the mayoral committee member for safety, security, and social services in South Africa said that it the incident was absolutely shocking and should never be tolerated.
In a previous interview with News 24, he said:
“While I understand that there is immense pressure on the public transport system, as well as the people who rely on it to get to work, there is no excuse for this type of behavior. I shudder to think of the consequences if that vehicle had to be in a collision. Incidents like these do nothing for the reputation of the taxi industry, and so I also call on owners and associations to address this type of lawlessness.”
In a report, the World Health Organization cited that about 1.25 million people were involved in an untimely passing as a result of road traffic crashes while 90% of the world’s fatalities on the roads occur in low- and middle- income countries. The report explained that risk factors of road fatalities are the inadequate law enforcement of traffic laws among others.
Watch the video of the driver caught carrying 18 passengers in a 5-seater car below:
Esto es un auto o un autobús jejejej
Posted by Leo Sanchez Naranjo on Friday, September 14, 2018