JMPD struggling to deal with law breaking taxi drivers

JMPD says the violation of road rules by taxi drivers is becoming increasingly problematic & uncontrollable.

FILE: Three died after their mini bus overturned on the N17 on 15 May 2015. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) said the violation of road rules by taxi drivers is becoming increasingly problematic and uncontrollable.

There has been renewed concern after a video was taken of a near collision between a taxi and a Putco bus in Randburg.

There have also been a number of taxi accidents around the country over the past two weeks.

In a YouTube video, a number of taxis are seen driving in the wrong lane towards oncoming traffic.

WATCH: Taxis driving towards oncoming traffic.

The JMPD's Edna Mamonyane said while it's their responsibility to enforce the law, it's difficult to monitor the behaviour of taxi drivers.

"When you move from one area to the other they go back to do what they were doing."

Mamonyane said taxi drivers should take responsibility for their actions.

"They must know that they are putting the people in their taxi at risk as much as putting other motorists at risk."

Earlier this week, a man was killed and 16 others were critically injured in a mini bus accident on William Nicol Drive near Bryanston.

Emergency services said the taxi collided with at least two cars.