Spokesperson Thabiso Molelekwa said overloading had caused at least two accidents during the festive season. He said on long-distance operations, commuters at times collude with drivers to take extra people along the road to their “intended destinations” to avoid waiting longer in queues.
“On short distances, taxi passengers adhere to no overloading, but occasionally, like when people are rushing to get home after work, they say to drivers they don’t mind overloading, and drivers agree, yet they still pay full price,” Molelekwa said.
He urged commuters to immediately report overloading, to “nip it in the bud”.
“Drivers found to have overloaded, whether through an accident or being caught on the road, will face disciplinary measures,” Molelekwa said.