#193: South Africa: The Taxi

Many taxis on the roads of South Africa look as if they're only good
to be towed away. Well, the taxi drivers themselves have realised that.

The following apparently really did happen in the Natal Midlands.

A traffic officer observed a minibus taxi with passengers towing
another minibus taxi, also packed with passengers, along the N3.

An hour later the same taxi returned in the opposite direction along
the N3 towing the same vehicle packed with passengers.

Another hour passed and the officer observed the same sequence of

He eventually pulled the taxi off the road and inspected both vehicles.
To his amazement, he found the taxi being towed did not have an engine,
but was being used as an extension of the first one.

[Contributed by Martie]



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